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Lower Sixth pupils take centre stage at Rydal Penrhos' Mock General Election hustings

Lower Sixth pupils take centre stage at Rydal Penrhos' Mock General Election hustings

A special Mock General Election hustings was held at Rydal Penrhos as campaigning gathers pace.

The five parties descended on St John’s Church to address voters during chapel on Wednesday, May 24, where they

First up was Matthew Trumper, who gave a stirring speech on behalf of the Scottish National Party based around the importance of independence, just 20 minutes before he was due to sit an A-level examination.

Olivia Rogerson was next up for the Conservative Party, where she spoke to the crowd about what the party will do for the country should they get into power.

Perhaps the most inspirational address came from Ben Gibson, who took on the role of Jeremy Corbyn on behalf of the Labour Party and looked right at home speaking in-front of the crowds.

In keeping with their campaign so far, Llywelyn Cowell enlisted the help of National Eisteddfod winner Tegid Goodman-Jones for his contribution on behalf of Plaid Cymru, while Mollie Smithfield and Emily Cashell handed out sweets at the end of the hustings.

Unfortunately Alex Benfield and Olivia Williams were sitting an A-level exam and were unable to speak on behalf of the Liberal Democrats.

The initiative, which is being run by Lower Sixth Form pupils, has been devised with a view to increasing the interest in politics among younger year groups at the school who are not yet old enough to vote.

Following the half term break there will be a special live TV debate between the five parties, before the parties will get a final chance to secure votes with a “soap box” session on Tuesday, June 6.

The day before the country goes to the polls, Rydal Penrhos’ very own election with take place on Wednesday, June 7, and results of the voting will be revealed later that day.

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