Students host mock general election
The UK wasn't the only place to hold a general election recently.
Much closer to home, Ballakermeen High School staged a mock one, to give students an insight into its workings.
Ed Oldham went along while the polls were open and caught up with some of the candidates: Robyn Lawler - Labour; Josh Williams - Lib Dem; Aidan Gillen - Greens; and Ben Cellamare and Alex Ciappelli - Conservative.
He began by asking Robyn why she got involved, and why she chose Labour:
Ed also spoke with Ballakermeen's head of politics, Alison Boyd, and began by asking her what the thinking was behind staging the election: