In preparation for the General Election on 12 December, our Politics A Level students attended a hustings at St Mary’s University on Tuesday 26 November.
Students had the chance to meet local candidates, get to know their political views and plans and could ask them any questions. Candidates from the three main parties included Isobel Grant, Conservative, Ranjeev Walia, Labour, and Munira Wilson, Liberal Democrats, and topics focused on Brexit, NHS, education and all public services.
Our students reported how they could clearly recognise the different approaches the candidates took, some taking a more personal and emotional approach while others solely concentrated on politics. Overall, they found it to be a beneficial event, both for their personal understanding of the current political landscape as well as for their course.