Schools across the constituency are engaging in the General Election and are organising hustings and mock elections. Hertswood Academy in Borehamwood organised a hustings for their older students.
Holly Kal-Weiss joined the platform with candidates or representatives from the other parties standing, where intelligent questions were fielded by the young people.
Holly brought the School Cuts Campaign figures with her to share with them. She told them that this election will be crucial for young people like them as Hertswood Academy will have lost £778,166 by 2020: A £721 per-pupil loss.
Said Holly: “Most of the candidates answered questions with care and respect. But, sadly, a question on racism in politics from one young man was taken as an opportunity by one candidate to focus only on one aspect – antisemitism.”
Continuing, she said: “I am committed to standing for all people and against all prejudice. I will not use any community as my political football.” Holly followed that by apologising to the students on behalf of all politicians, saying that they should all work together for the good of society rather than creating more division.