This morning, we welcomed four of North Shropshire’s parliamentary candidates to Thomas Adams School. Election candidates Simon Baynes – Conservative, Helen Morgan – Liberal Democrats, Craig Emery – Green and Mark Whittle – Reform. Unfortunately, our very own Samuel Cladingbowl – Independent, was unable to attend due to sitting his Religious Studies A Level exam!

Each candidate introduced themselves giving their background as well as their top priorities for their parties. Topics discussed included the NHS, the cost of living, taxes, transport, the environment, migration and mental health support for young people.

Students from Years 10 and 12 joined the Hustings event with some pre-prepared questions ready to hand including what are the qualities needed to be an MP. One question all the candidates agreed on was to lower the voting age so that 16-year-olds have the right to vote.

Host, James Hargreaves, Assistant Headteacher said “this has been a fantastic opportunity for our students to get involved in Politics ahead of the general election. Thank you to all the candidates in giving this opportunity for our students”.

North Shropshire Parliamentary Candidates attend Thomas Adams School for Election Hustings with students

(L-R) Simon Baynes – Cons, Helen Morgan – Lib Dem, Craig Emery – Green and Mark Whittle – Reform

Students with Parliamentary candidates for North Shropshire ahead of the general election

Year 10 students attending the Election Hustings

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