The Voice of the Younger Generation

Throughout the General Election campaign, voting and results, learners at Bradford Academy have been taking a keen interest in politics and made sure their voices were heard.

Prior to voting, two Year 13 students, Megan and Kaine, were interviewed by BBC Look North to discuss their political opinions and explain the importance of young people voting. They were interviewed again post-election to explain why they had mixed feelings about the results.

Alongside the General Election, Bradford Academy ran its own election which began by teaching the learners about the election process in the UK and what the three biggest parties stood for.

On Election Day ballot boxes were stationed around the school and learners were encouraged to vote for the political party they felt most aligned with their beliefs.

Unlike the General Election, the Academy had a clear landslide victory in favour of Labour who won 86.7 per cent of the votes. With Bradford having one of the largest proportions of young voters in the real election, perhaps this was no surprise.


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