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Election Fever Grips Hill House

Hill House is in the midst of election fever as we hold our very own elections across the school.

Representatives have been selected with candidates hosting hustings, producing campaign videos and materials and taking part in our very own Question Time.

The vote takes place on Thursday with 3 polling stations available to pupils – the Dining Hall, Library and Sixth Form. Seniors and Sixth Formers have a tough choice between Oliver Barker (Conservatives), Phillip Dewey (Brexit Party), Alexander Mackenzie-Smith (Labour), Zain Shariff (Greens) and Emily Young (Liberal Democrats).

Hill House also had a chance to get up close and personal with the real Don Valley candidates in the upcoming General Election when we hosted a question and answer session last week.

The Don Valley constituency, which covers areas such as Conisbrough, Denaby, Edlington, Warmsworth, Finningley, Hatfield, Rossington, Thorne, Branton, Auckley, Wadworth, Tickhill and Braithwell, has consistently elected a Labour MP since 1922.  

Members of the school community, as well as members of the public, were invited to hear the candidates introduce themselves and outline their policies, before they sat down to face questions from the audience.

Nick Fletcher (Conservatives), Caroline Flint (Labour), Paul Horton (Liberal Democrats), Kate Needham (Green Party) and Alan Whitehurst (Brexit Party) tackled topics such as Brexit, climate change, YouGov polls, childcare funding and minimum wage, as well as private education – an interesting topic given the venue.

The event was filmed and is available below. 

See our mock Question Time here: