Hope Valley College is a place that inspires and engages young minds. Our school believes in democracy and the laws of the country, where every individual has a voice that is heard and respected, no matter what their faith or belief. Our school values discussion, debating and learning from others. Our school believes that division belongs in mathematics, not in the classroom. There is no place for extremism in our school.
In order to give all our students (including Year 11 students who start their GCSEs on Tuesday 16th May) an opportunity to discuss and debate the British General Election and to vote in a mock election, Student Council organised a mock election on Monday 15th May.
Students have been learning and encouraged to discuss politics in Tutor since the General Election was called by Prime Minister, Theresa May.
For more information about the General Election students are encouraged to use various reliable web sources including the following:
For more information about the Department for Education “Educate against hate” campaign and advice for parents and teachers, go to http://www.educateagaintshate.com
The HVC Mock Election Result:
Green Party 17%
Liberal Democrats 8%
In HVC’s Mock EU Referendum Vote last May, the result was very close with 55% of students voting to remain, 45% of students voting to leave the EU. This HVC mock vote against Brexit was a reflection on how some analysts have said young people voted nationally. One poll suggested that as many as 73% of all 18-24 year olds voted to remain in the EU compared with 27% voting to leave. This compared to all other age groups above 45 years old where the majority voted for Brexit.
The HVC Mock EU Referendum result to remain in the EU did not reflect the actual local result in our area: In High Peak constituency 49.5% voted to remain in the EU compared with 50.5% voting to leave, in the Derbyshire Dales constituency 48.4% voted to remain in the EU with 51.6% voting to leave the EU.
In our local area, this was the result of the General Election:
High Peak result 2017:
Liberal Democrat 5%
Labour GAINED the MP seat from Conservatives, overturning a previous Conservative majority of 4,894, to win by 2,322 votes. Ruth George is now HVC’s local MP, representing people in Hope, Edale, Bamford, Castleton, Chinley, Chapel-en-le-Frith, Buxton and other areas in the High Peak.
Derbyshire Dales result 2017:
Liberal Democrats 6%
Green Party 2%
Conservatives HOLD the MP seat with a slightly increased majority of 14,327 votes. Patrick McLoughlin continues as the MP, representing people in Hathersage, Grindleford and other areas in Derbyshire Dales.