In the build up to Polling Day, Priory welcomed Sean Hoyle from the Trades Union and Socialist Coalition to be grilled by the Election Panel. He put himself forward as Portsmouth South’s only anti-austerity candidate. He told pupils he supported the NUT Education manifesto, would leave the EU, lower the voting age, cut tax loopholes and renationalise so money currently going to share holders could be reinvested. He didn’t accept that deficit reduction was the main goal of government, explaining how the country managed with a deficit for generations. He said a choice for any of the other candidates was a choice of how deep the cuts would be.
Tomorrow pupils will have the chance to grill Flick Drummond (Conservative) and Gerald Vernon-Jackson (Liberal Democrat).