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Tories win election at Barking and Dagenham College

PUBLISHED: 11:50 04 May 2015 | UPDATED: 11:50 04 May 2015

From left to right: Jak Skeggs, 19, Roni Hallett, 18, Jade Harding, 18, Sophie Cairns, 18, and Altay Yalcin, 18, all took part in the election survey at Barking and Dagenham College.

From left to right: Jak Skeggs, 19, Roni Hallett, 18, Jade Harding, 18, Sophie Cairns, 18, and Altay Yalcin, 18, all took part in the election survey at Barking and Dagenham College.

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Breaking news: the Conservatives have won the election. Or at least they have at Barking and Dagenham College.

The college held a pre-election survey last week and the Tories proved to the student’s favourite party.

Around 100 students were asked if they will be voting in Thursday’s election, and if not then why, and who they will vote for.

The Conservatives secured a victory, winning 24.2 per cent of the vote and the Greens came second with 22 per cent.

The students at the Dagenham Road college picked Labour as their third favourite party, which gained 19.7 percent of the vote, and the Liberal Democrats and UKIP came in joint fourth place with 13.9 per cent of the vote.

However nearly one third of the students do not think their vote will make a difference and have decided not to vote in Thursday’s election.

The college held the survey following a visit from Labour candidate Margaret Hodge, who spoke to the students about the importance of voting and to encourage them to have a say in deciding who runs the country.


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