Chichester students quiz politicians ahead of general election

Chichester Free School politics club students with Gillian Keegan, Conservative Parliamentary candidate for Chichester
Chichester Free School politics club students with Gillian Keegan, Conservative Parliamentary candidate for Chichester

A group of Chichester politics students have been given the chance to quiz politicians ahead of this month's general election.

Ahead of the election on December 12, students from Chichester Free School’s politics club attended the hustings at Chichester College last week to hear Conservative, Labour, Liberal Democrats and Green Party candidates put forward their campaigns.

Chichester Free School politics club students with Jay Morton, Labour party candidate

Chichester Free School politics club students with Jay Morton, Labour party candidate

A spokesperson said: "The politics club youngsters also got the opportunity to ask questions about the issues that concerned them.

"After the event, 13-year-old Archie Gatenby-Tate reported on the matters of interest to young people covered by each of the candidates.

"Conservative Parliamentary candidate for Chichester, Gillian Keegan, discussed issues such as schooling and Brexit, which was also covered by Liberal Democrat candidate, Kate O’Kelly.

"Investment in mental health care and making bus travel free were areas highlighted by Labour candidate, Jay Morton, while climate change was the major topic for Green Party candidate, Heather Barrie."

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