A group of well-informed Notre Dame students appeared on Look North on April 19th, giving their opinion on the recently announced general election, which will take place in June this year.
The seven students, most of whom are studying politics at Notre Dame, were asked about Theresa May’s decision to hold a snap election, and how they felt as first time voters. Their opinions varied greatly, as did their feelings about which party to vote for. The students expressed concerns about continuing austerity and Brexit, but all wanted to encourage their peers to get out to polling stations on June 8th.
Look North reporter Heidi Tomlinson was extremely impressed with the coherent and intelligent comments the students made. All seven students appeared on the programme; Sumaira Ud-Din, Louisa Barlow-Simson, Grace Franklin, Emna Tesfamariam, Matthew R Caton, Arthur O’Connor, and Richard Blinston. All are currently in the upper sixth, and all hold very firm views on the upcoming election.
Notre Dame was pleased to be approached by Look North, and glad of the opportunity this news item gave our students to get their points of view across, especially in such exciting and uncertain times.