27 November 2019

Student Voice: An interview with a first time voter in the General Election

Student Voice: An interview with a first time voter

Here at Ealing Independent College, we encourage our students to have a voice. Here is an interview with one of our Year 13 students on her first time voting: 

What are your opinions on Brexit?

Brexit is the perfect representation of how split different views are on how the country should be and who should be allowed into the UK. As a student, I think that Brexit is not the way forward for our country as they may be negative economic and political effects that can greatly impact my generation and future generations to come.

Of the main leaders, who has impressed you most? Who has impressed you least? Why?

Jeremy Corbyn has impressed me the most as he seems to have an interest in the country as a whole. Boris Johnson has impressed me the least as he has failed to fulfil the majority of his promises, therefore making him untrustworthy. 

Have any policies attracted you to consider voting for a certain party?

Yes, I have been attracted by Jeremy Corbyn’s pledge to abolish student tuition fees 

Should 16-year-olds be allowed the vote? Why?

Yes, because the majority of 16 years old would have learned about what is going on in today's society, and therefore would be politically aware to vote. Also, if 16-year-olds are legally allowed to get married then they should be allowed to vote.

Do you feel strongly about the following:

Climate change: strong

NHS: very strong

Crime: very strong

Housing: strong

Nuclear Weapons: disagree

How important is it that politicians tell the truth?

Very important

How has studying History at A-Level improved your knowledge of British politics and informed you more effectively?

Studying A level History has very much improved my knowledge on British politics as it has informed me effectively on how voting for the wrong Party can result in policies that can have a negative effect on the country, hence making ensure that I do my research into a Party before deciding whom to vote for.

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