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Nicola, Boris, Jezza or Jo?


By Alistair Whitfield


THAT's the question that Moray students have (in a round about way) been asking themselves.

Elgin High pupils held a mock election in Modern Studies to learn a bit about how democracy works.

Third year students created their own parties, developed their own policies, made their own posters, then argued the case why they should be elected.

More than a hundred pupils, including a section from the school's first year, took part in the vote.

The winner proved to be Sammy Bremner of the EJS Party, who beat six other separate political factions, including Change for Scotland and The People's Party

Teacher Ali McIver said: "With everyone aged 16 now eligible to vote in the Holyrood elections, it's important young people understand the importance of democracy and why they should consider using their vote.

"The class was told that whatever policies they put forward had to be realistic. The result was they came back with sensible ideas."

Front from left: Codi Campbell, Kayden Davies and Aliyah Wilson.Back from left: Lewis McIver, Alex Storey, Sammy Bremner and Liam Harvey.Picture: Becky Saunderson.
Front from left: Codi Campbell, Kayden Davies and Aliyah Wilson.Back from left: Lewis McIver, Alex Storey, Sammy Bremner and Liam Harvey.Picture: Becky Saunderson.

The full list of candidates was:

  • BREMNER SammyEJS
  • CAMPBELL CodiChange for Scotland
  • DAVIES KaydenThe Scottish Stars
  • HARVEY LiamMeeta Minions
  • MCIVER LewisSHP
  • STOREY AlexPeople‚Äôs Party
  • WILSON AilyahASP


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