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Playing Politics

by | 27th, April 2006

‘HEY kidz! Are you having fun voting in the Y Vote Mock Local Elections 2006?

‘Good disguise Jennings. But any more of your nonsense and you’ll be expelled’

Did one of you ride your BMX to school and pretend to be David Cameron? Did you two-time your girlfriend, talk backwards and punch someone in the face in the manner of John Prescott?

Politics sure is fun. And with any luck the Y Vote campaign has given you a taste for voting and a career in politics.

Michael Raftery, Mock Elections Project Manager at the Hansard Society says on the Electoral Commission’s website: “The Y Vote Mock Elections mirror the excitement and buzz of a real election. They enable students to participate fully, from standing as party candidates, to writing speeches and designing campaign posters.”

If you are too busy playing video games and surfing the Internet to get the message the first time round, you can read more at http://www.mockelections.co.uk. There you can hear how students can take

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