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Labour wins Ballakermeen election

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:

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