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Borders school holds mock election

A group of Primary School children from the Scottish Borders have been preparing for the General Election by hosting their own in school.

The pupils, from Channelkirk Primary in Oxton, formed their own political parties and ran election campaigns before they went to the polls.

Lori Carnochan reports:


Voters voice annoyance

In the Scottish Borders - there is no overall control and the coalition is yet to be decided. The SNP gained 3 seats, Independents also gained 3, the Borders party held 2 seats, the Scottish Liberal Democrats lost 4, and the Scottish Conservatives lost 2.

In Dumfries and Galloway... Independents gained 5, Labour gained 1, SNP lost 3, Scottish Liberal democrats lost 2, Scottish Conservatives lost 1, again no overall control. Dumfriesshire MP David Mundell admitted that the coalition's voters have voiced their annoyance with the government.


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