Election 2017: Torridge and West Devon candidates grilled by Torrington primary school children

Torrington Bluecoats pupils quiz the candidates. Picture: Sarah Howells

Torrington Bluecoats pupils quiz the candidates. Picture: Sarah Howells - Credit: Archant

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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UoflaUupG9A&list=PLe5o1HP4TlTgGIp2sDQ5PWL028rFc7YF4

WATCH THE INDIVIDUAL VIDEOS FOR EACH CANDIDATE BELOW OR THE FULL PLAYLIST ABOVE.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AbYFylbCW_c

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?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PfoJFtdptNc

Yesterday (Tuesday) we visited Great Torrington Bluecoats Primary School to give the Torridge and West Devon candidates the same experience.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSk-kgP2yL4

Instead of the usual health, education and immigration questions, they were asked about Ant and Dec, rescuing animals and having hands for feet.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y64yH84fVS0&t=12s

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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

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