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St Michael’s 6th Form students take part in London Mayor: The Big Debate


On Monday the 18th of April 2016, me and some of my fellow AS History students travelled to the London Studios on the South Bank to take part in “London Mayor: The Big Debate, which was broadcasted on BBC 1 that same day at 10:45pm. A number of audience members were able to ask questions to the London Mayoral candidates from the five main parties. This included the Conservative MP Zac Goldsmith, Sian Berry for the Green Party, Peter Whittle for UKIP, Liberal Democrat Caroline Pidgeon and Sadiq Khan representing the Labour Party. Each candidate shared their policies on a number of topics including transport, prejudice against Muslims and housing. Overall, me and my other students agreed that Zac and Sadiq didn’t do themselves or their parties any favours as they were not able to directly answer most questions (which is common amongst most politicians). We all agreed that the Liberal Democrat candidate, Caroline Pidgeon, stood out the most. Amongst other things, Pidgeon proposed to make it easier for young adults to get on the housing ladder. Everyone keep your eyes on the election on 5th May!


6th form pamela Jack and Holly Jack Sands