On the day of the snap general election of 8 June 2017, students at Notley High School and Braintree Sixth Form had the opportunity to participate in a mock election ballot.
Following a series of assemblies and tutor sessions focusing on the electoral system and the main policies of the key political parties, students cast their votes. The newly appointed senior team of Year 10 students worked feverishly to count and then recount the votes due to the closeness between the two larger parties. The final result across the whole school put the Conservative Party in front by the slenderest of margins - one vote.
The final breakdown of votes cast was:
Liberal Democrats: 41
Mrs M Townsend