Tarporley High hosts political debate for Eddisbury candidates

Tarporley Sixth Form students took part in their own hustings debate with the five main election candidates for Eddisbury.

Sixth formers, staff and governors watched the debate involving Antoinette Sandbach (Con), James Laing (Lab), Ian Priestner (LD), Andrew Garman (Green) and Rob Millington (UKIP).

Students grilled candidates on issues such as the NHS, tuition fees, regional infrastructure, the EU and the expansion of our local villages into greenbelt land.

The debate culminated in a question from deputy headboy Tom Critchley, who asked each candidate: “If you had to vote for another party, which party would you vote for?”

The question and subsequent responses were greeted with humour, after which students were asked for a show of hands to confirm their intention to vote in the general election.

Jason Lowe, director of sixth form at Tarporley High School, chaired the debate.

He said it was a “huge success”, providing students with an insight into politics and possibly inspiring a future politician or two.

(Pic L-R: Tina Everton, sixth form pastoral manager, James Laing, Rob Millington, Antoinette Sandback, Andrew Garman, Ian Priestner, Liam Martin, deputy headteacher, and Jason Lowe, director of sixth form and deputy headteacher)

(pics courtesy of Matty Davies)


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