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Sixth Form Political Forum

On Wednesday afternoon we welcomed representatives from the four main political parties to a student forum in the Sixth Form. More than half of our Sixth Formers will be eligible to vote in this year’s snap General Election and we understand the importance of both democracy and the youth vote.

Students understand that the election is not just about Brexit, but that the vote each person makes has an effect on housing, education, healthcare, green spaces and even public transportation for years to come. In the run-up to the student forum, Sixth Formers researched the political parties, compiled questions for the Erdington constituency candidates and held a mock election, which was won by The Labour Party with 61% of the vote.

The forum was spirited, respectful and incredibly informative. Ably conducted by Mr Griffiths and carried by some excellent questions from our students, a wide range of subjects were covered from local issues such as housing and the possibility of a cinema on Erdington High Street, right through to whether we can trust Theresa May and whether Jeremy Corbyn would make a good Prime Minister.

Many thanks to Jack Dromey (Labour), Robert Alden (Conservative), James Cox (Liberal Democrats) and Kefentse Dennis (Greens) and to our students for their contributions.

You can follow the Sixth Form and each of the candidates on Twitter @stedcampsixth @jackdromeymp @erdingtontories @james_cox12 @kefentse_dennis

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