Whilst the country waited with anticipation for the ballot papers to be counted, Cokethorpe School held its own General Election.
The suffrage was extended to all those pupils in the Senior School and not just those over 18 years of age. This was a wonderful opportunity for the pupils to voice their opinions as well as make comment on the main political parties.
Like the General Election, pupils were allowed to vote in secret and without intimidation. The Library was set aside as the one polling station for both pupils and teachers to come and cast their vote. The Department of Politics were responsible for the organisation and counting of ballots cast and the Returning Officer was able to declare the Conservative Party as the overall and outright winners.
The turnout from all 580 students in the Senior School was very pleasing which goes to show that young people do have a view on politics and are passionate about matters that concern them, their country and the world.