Students vote for Boles as election fever hits Bourne Grammar School
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.
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.