Students ‘vote’ in referendum

editorial image

They may have been too young to vote in last week’s EU referendum but students across the new city have been doing their research and forming their own opinions.

The Hazeley Academy held its own referendum on June 23.

Every student and member of staff received a ballot paper and attended the school’s polling station to register their in-house vote.

The Remain campaign won a majority of 501 votes to 213, equating to 68 per cent.

As part of the eventful day, MP for Milton Keynes South Iain Stewart joined enthusiastic students for a question and answer session to discuss the issues involved in the EU debates, as well as politics in a more general sense.