Election fever is rising at Richard Huish College where many of the students will be eligible to vote for the first time this year. Ahead of the General Election, the students discussed the important issues facing Britain in their own mock election.
Representing each party were students; Victoria Jacobs (Communist), Tom Brierley (Conservative), Jazz Pow (Green), Avy Toth (Labour), Jack Taylor (Liberal Democrat), Emily Redwood (Socialist) and Travis Redfern (UKIP).
All of the candidates spoke clearly and confidently as they passionately debated their policies to a captive audience. All were then asked to cast their vote in a secret ballot.
Despite strong competition from the Greens (19%), Conservatives (16%) and Labour Party (15%), in the end Jack Taylor secured power for the Liberal Democrats capturing almost a third of votes (32%).
Huish set up a registration station on campus to assist those wishing to vote, and students responded strongly with many registering to be included for the first time in a general election.