Question Time

Students from across the school had the opportunity to question four parliamentary candidates, in a hustings style event at the school today.

The year 12 politics students planned the event. The candidates included David Drew (Labour), Siobhan Bailey (Conservative), Desi Latimer (Brexit), Molly Scott-Cato (Green), Keith Rippington (Liberal Democrats). It was the first event where the candidates had come up against each other. Each candidate gave a 3 minute opening statement which was followed by questions from the students in which they would have a minute to answer. The questions varied from the purpose of grammar schools, Brexit, tuition fees, pros and cons of the ‘unite to remain’ pact, the environment and Boris Johnson’s comments about women, ethnic minorities and members of the LGBT community.