Priory School - The Great Political Debate

November 29, 2009 10:43 AM

On Wednesday 25th November the Priory School invited our PPC Nigel Quinton to a school politics debate. While Nigel represented the Liberal Democrats, chair of governors Charles Lacey spoke from a Tory perspective and headmaster Peter Loach spoke from a Labour party perspective.

Afterwards Nigel said, "Engaging with the next generation of voters is crucial for any party who wishes to be truly representative of wider society. This was a well organised event and I hope I was able to show the pupils of the Priory that not everyone involved in politics only wants power for powers sake."

He continued, "I hope that I was able to communicate enough about our party's values to encourage the students to find out more, not just about the Liberal democrats but about politics generally. As a society we need to find a way to get more people to engage with the political process - if we do not, we can only blame ourselves for what is wrong with the world."

The result of the debate rather bucked national trends - Labour came out on top, the LibDems second, and the Tories a distant third.

If you are organising an event and would like to involve your local Liberal Democrat PPC or councillor, please contact Tony Freeman through this website. We will seriously consider all invitations.