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Thursday, 06 May 2010
The country may be holding its breath for the results of the
General Election but Bolton School has announced its winning party
is the Green Party!
Over 700 boys and staff voted in the Boys' Division election on
6 May to mirror the General Election, and Green Party candidate
Year 11 pupil Nicholas Fairclough was a clear winner with 221
votes! This coincides with the success of the Green Party
nationally as they secured their first ever seat with the election
of MP Caroline Lucas in Brighton Pavilion.
Nicholas's nearest rival was Conservative candidate Matthew
Trevalyan from Year 13 with 152 votes, followed by Labour's Joel
Harrison-Hirst also from Year 13 with 144 votes. Liberal Democrat's
Cameron Lee from Year 8 received 113 votes and UKIP, represented by
Richard Hamer from Year 11 got 71 votes.
The boys campaigned hard with support and encouragement from the
real parties during the month leading up to the big Election Day,
including poster campaigns and political speeches. Each candidate
had the chance to address every year group in assemblies, and were
questioned by the Senior and Junior Literary and Debating
Societies, and the History Society where they were grilled on their
policies on national issues such as education, taxes, immigration
and the economy, and topics within school including charity work
and lunch arrangements.
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