31st May 2016
Students at York College had the opportunity to debate the European issue at a Hustings Event held at the College. David Kirkham, Labour Party politician of the ‘Stronger In’ campaign and Nigel Adams, Conservative MP for Selby, part of the ‘Leave’ campaign, gave students plenty to think about as they outlined their respective cases for staying in or leaving the EU.
Their was an introduction by Adam Tomes, Humanities & Social Science tutor at the College, who also chaired the event. Following the addresses by both speakers, students had the chance to question them about areas which may affect their futures. The audience included 19-year-old A-Level student Terence Smith, who became the UK’s youngest mayor when he was elected Mayor of Goole following his election as a Labour councillor last year in the town’s north-east ward.
Adam Tomes said: “There was a good turnout from students studying a range of courses, with the vast majority being A Level Government and Politics students. The questions were of a high quality with some very clear answers and strong opinions for students to reflect upon.”