02:45PM, Saturday 25 April 2015
The future generation of voters from a Windsor school grilled one of the constituency’s Parliamentary candidates at a talk on Tuesday.
Sixth form students at The Windsor Boys’ School gave Conservative candidate Adam Afriyie a tour of the school before quizzing the politician on the issues facing young voters.
Topics including the legalisation of cannabis, voter apathy and a potential reduction of the voting age were all discussed during a lively debate.
The event was organised by outgoing head boy Nick Chevis, 18, with the aim of getting students involved in the political process.
Students presented Mr Afriyie with his very own school tie after the event.
Deputy head boy Tom Pausey said: “The event was a credit to the school.
“We’ve seen that there’s quite a strong interest from students who want to hear what politicians have to say.”
More than 50 street parties are set to take place this weekend across the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead and the surrounding areas.
An independent report into a Conservative councillor has found a breach of the Royal Borough’s code of conduct in a document seen by the Advertiser.