Students vote for Boles as election fever hits Bourne Grammar School

Election day at Bourne Grammar School where students cast their votes in a mock poll won by the Conservatives with a 102 majority.  Photo by Tim Wilson.
Election day at Bourne Grammar School where students cast their votes in a mock poll won by the Conservatives with a 102 majority. Photo by Tim Wilson.
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Students and staff at Bourne Grammar School have given town MP Nick Boles a big mandate to carry on speaking for them at Westminster.

More than 650 students and staff voted in a mock poll at the school on Thursday, organised and overseen by Year 7 students.

Floating voters and undecided students at Bourne Grammar School are Subidhi Khatiwad, Erin Helliwell, Arshiya Kharel and Martha Sinfield.  Photo by Tim Wilson.

Floating voters and undecided students at Bourne Grammar School are Subidhi Khatiwad, Erin Helliwell, Arshiya Kharel and Martha Sinfield. Photo by Tim Wilson.

The final result saw the Conservatives win 221 votes, a majority of 102 over UKIP’s Marrietta King (119) who finished just ahead of Labour’s Barrie Fairbairn (116).

There were four other candidates - Aidan Campbell of the Green Party (81), Harrish Bisnauthsing of the Liberal Democrats (53), Lincolnshire Independent Jan Hansen (18) and Independent Ian Selby (2)

A turnout of 63 per cent was recorded for the poll, with more voters drawn from younger year groups at the school than the older students.