Election 2017: Torridge and West Devon candidates grilled by Torrington primary school children
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We pitted the Torridge and West Devon General Election candidates against primary school children at Great Torrington Bluecoats to hear their views on Ant and Dec, animals, and Donald Trump.
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It’s time to once again ditch the political spiel and find out more about our election candidates – and who better to ask the really searching questions than primary school children?
Yesterday (Tuesday) we visited Great Torrington Bluecoats Primary School to give the Torridge and West Devon candidates the same experience.
Instead of the usual health, education and immigration questions, they were asked about Ant and Dec, rescuing animals and having hands for feet.
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As well as meeting the younger students, they were grilled on political issues by the school’s year six journalism team.
Conservative Geoffrey Cox, Liberal Democrat David Chalmers, Green Party’s Chris Jordan and Independent Robin Julian took part. Labour candidate Vince Barry sent his apologies.
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Geoffrey Cox - Conservative
David Chalmers - Liberal Democrats
Robin Julian - Independent
Chris Jordan - Green Party