Hustings Arrive at Tarporley Sixth Form College

Home » Newsroom » Hustings Arrive at Tarporley Sixth Form College

On Friday, 24th April, Tarporley Sixth Form students were treated to the spectacle of a hustings debate with the five main candidates for the Eddisbury ward.

The debate was chaired by Director of Sixth Form, Jason Lowe, who introduced Sixth Formers, staff and governors to Antoinette Sandbach (Con), James Laing (Lab), Ian Priestner (LD), Andrew Garman (Green) and Rob Millington (UKIP).

Tarp Q3

Pictured L-R: Tina Everton, Sixth Form Pastoral Manager, James Laing, Rob Millington, Antoinette Sandback, Andrew Garman, Ian Priestner, Liam Martin, Deputy Head Teacher and Jason Lowe, Director of Sixth Form & Deputy Head Teacher


After previously reviewing local and national party campaign messages, students questioned the candidates on issues such as the NHS, tuition fees, regional infrastructure, the EU and the expansion of our local villages into greenbelt land. The debate culminated in a question from Deputy Head Boy, Tom Critchley, who asked each candidate, 'If you had to vote for another party, which party would you vote for?'

Tarp QT2

The question and subsequent responses were greeted with much good humour, after which students were asked for a show of hands to confirm their intention to vote in the general election. Mr Lowe thanked the candidates for their candid responses and commented that the debate was a huge success, providing students with an insight into politics and possibly inspiring a future politician or two!

(Pictured with the candidates are staff and governors)
Photos courtesy of Matty Davies

popular recent storiesAlso in the news

Tarvin Primary School Logo
Tue 17 Jul 6:00am  |  hits: 595

Did you go to Tarvin Primary School? Do your children or grandchildren go or will your little ones be attending in the future? Maybe you live in the village and would welcome the opportunity to support the hub of the community? If so then please follow the link below to read more about the PTA's 50th Anniversary Crowd Fund Campaign and how any donation will be used to improve the...

Sun 22 Jul 6:00am  |  hits: 407

We have received the attached from Cheshire Police which outlines the process currently being followed by fraudsters who are trying to scam people into withdrawing money from their bank accounts. Please pass on to your family in order that people are aware of the...

Tarvin School sign
Sat 21 Jul 6:00am  |  hits: 381

It has been an emotional week at Tarvin School!In the run up to the summer holidays we have had some momentous occasions — the new school sign with the school emblem has been erected and unveiled.The Juniors have staged their end of term production "The Sound of Music".The winner of the Jim Grogan Countryside and Wildlife Award was announced in the Woodland.And the Year 6s had...