Local MP offers tips on school mock elections

On Friday 18 May, James Arbuthnot, Member of Parliament for North East Hampshire, will visit Robert May’s School in Odiham to talk to Year 9 pupils about the mock election campaigns they are running in the Citizenship unit of their Democracy and Government programme.

 James will talk at the school Assembly, which takes place from 08.45 until 09.35, and press and photographers are most welcome.

 He will also help launch the new solar panels at the school, installed with the help of both the student Environment Focus Group and the Hartley Wintney Solar Action Group.

 James said: ‘Robert May’s has always been a tremendous example of innovative teaching. Mock election campaigns are great fun, although I hope they will not be quite as gruelling as those of last week. I am delighted to pass on the tips I’ve learned over the years.’

 I am also pleased to be present at the launch of yet another successful initiative courtesy of the Hartley Wintney Solar Action Group. Greenfields Junior School has benefitted from this Group’s keen activity, installing panels and launching the installation back in March. It is great to be part of what surely must be one of the greenest counties in the country.’