Why not hold a parallel general election in your class or school? After your election, First News wants to know your results. We will aggregate all your pupils’ votes to get a wider picture of the opinions of young people in the UK. Please enter votes by Tues 10th Dec, 11am.
What is a parallel general election? A parallel election simply means that it uses real political parties, live policies and manifestos related to real knowledge and issues. A mock election, on the other hand, can have made up parties and be based on polices and manifestos on things students decide rather than local, national and global issues.
What issues do your pupils think are most important? As well as the results of your election, First News would also like to know which issues concern young people most. Download this topical issues list to help you collect this information.
To help you run a parallel election in school there are lots of resources available from First News Education and our partners.
After your election
Add your pupils’ votes to the First News general election 2019 poll and the tally of issues that most concern them.