Pupils’ question time

LtoR Brian Murphy-UKIP, Anne-Marie Gregory-Conservative, Ivy Cameron-Labour, Dr Richard Lawson-Green

LtoR Brian Murphy-UKIP, Anne-Marie Gregory-Conservative, Ivy Cameron-Labour, Dr Richard Lawson-Green Party and James Kieran Doran-Lib Dem. with students Katy Williams, Max Sargent, Pearse Murphy and Mike Stock who organised and chaired the event. - Credit: Archant

IMMIGRATION and the EU were two of the topics political representatives were quizzed on by pupils at Clevedon School.

A panel of guests representing local political parties and student speakers before a audience of Six

A panel of guests representing local political parties and student speakers before a audience of Sixthformers. - Credit: Archant

A Question Time-style event was organised by sixth former, Michael Stock, in the hope of encouraging more of his fellow students to vote in the next general election and to raise awareness of some of the issues that could affect them.

A panel of guests representing local political parties and student speakers before a audience of Six

A panel of guests representing local political parties and student speakers before a audience of Sixthformers. - Credit: Archant

Representatives of the five main political parties, Labour, Conservatives, Liberal Democrats, the Green Party and UKIP sat on the panel.

A panel of guests representing local political parties and student speakers before a audience of Six

A panel of guests representing local political parties and student speakers before a audience of Sixthformers. - Credit: Archant

They were also asked for their views on the importance of voting, university tuition fees and whether life jail terms should be scrapped.

A panel of guests representing local political parties and student speakers before a audience of Six

A panel of guests representing local political parties and student speakers before a audience of Sixthformers. - Credit: Archant