Forget GE2017! London Colney Primary School pupils enter into coalition of kids with their own Parliament

One happy voter! Photo: London Colney Primary School

One happy voter! Photo: London Colney Primary School - Credit: Archant

With Theresa May’s Brexit and DUP difficulties in the national news, London Colney schoolchildren are seeing if they can do any better.

The ballot box. Photo: London Colney Primary School

The ballot box. Photo: London Colney Primary School - Credit: Archant

Year 5 pupils at London Colney Primary School have delivered speeches on why they should be the school’s members of parliament.

The whole school voted on who they wanted to be MPs, with their own polling card which had to be checked off against an electoral roll.

Deputy head Annie Swan said she was “extremely pleased” with how the day went, saying: “In the build-up to the day, the school was buzzing with excitement as the children went around the school on their election campaign, canvassing for votes.”

These MPs are responsible for chairing meetings of class councillors, then taking these views to the headteacher.

The polling station where pupils voted for their MPs. Photo: London Colney Primary School

The polling station where pupils voted for their MPs. Photo: London Colney Primary School - Credit: Archant


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Decisions are then actioned, and these are fed back to pupils by the MPs.

The school believes it is the only one in London Colney which has held this sort of election.

The watchful guardian of the polling station. Photo: London Colney Primary School

The watchful guardian of the polling station. Photo: London Colney Primary School - Credit: Archant

Someone casts their vote. Photo: London Colney Primary School

Someone casts their vote. Photo: London Colney Primary School - Credit: Archant

Voters making their decision. Photo: London Colney Primary School

Voters making their decision. Photo: London Colney Primary School - Credit: Archant

Another couple of voters making their choice. Photo: London Colney Primary School

Another couple of voters making their choice. Photo: London Colney Primary School - Credit: Archant

Another couple of voters casting their votes. Photo: London Colney Primary School

Another couple of voters casting their votes. Photo: London Colney Primary School - Credit: Archant

A voter dropping their vote in the ballot box. Photo: London Colney Primary School

A voter dropping their vote in the ballot box. Photo: London Colney Primary School - Credit: Archant

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