Clarendon Question Time Debate
On the afternoon of Wednesday 10th May, almost one month before the British people decide who to elect as the next government, Clarendon students witnessed a lively debate from the prospective candidates to represent the South West Wiltshire Parliamentary seat.
Trevor Carbin from the Liberal Democrats, Dr Andrew Murrison from the Conservative Party, Laura Pictor for the Labour Party and Chris Walford for the Green Party fielded questions on a range of topics. Questions were submitted by A Level Politics students and members of the Clarendon Debating Society, covering controversial issues such as Brexit, gender equality, the role of food banks, university tuition fees and intervention in foreign conflicts.
Following the lively exchanges lasting over 45 minutes, audience members were able to 'tweet' the candidates and involve themselves further in the debate.
The candidates thanked the school and students for their involvement and were highly impressed with the quality and range of questions. Many candidates said that they would like to work further with the school in the future, with members of the A Level politics class securing prestigious work experience placements at Westminster over the coming months.