Even this early in the post-election analysis, it seems that younger voters are being identified as the reason for last night’s unexpected result. I certainly hope so. Over the years, it has proven to be frustrating that so few young people take an interest in using the vote they have been given, believing that they are not represented by any politicians. Being a history teacher, I have often tried to engage young people in voting by exploring how we came to have a vote and the conflicts and deaths which have led us to this position – a kind of emotional pressure to use their vote. If it turns out that young people voted in higher numbers yesterday, for whatever party, this has to be a good thing.
One of the casualties of the twisting story that evolved last night is Chris White. Warwick and Leamington returned Matt Western for the Labour Party as their new MP. Chris was a governor at Myton prior to his first election win in 2010. Following this, and due to the demands of being an MP, the role evolved to honorary governor and patron and it was agreed that this would be offered to the sitting MP. Therefore, the governors and I would like to thank Chris White for his support of Myton School, his work behind the scenes to help us with bids, for example in the building of the English block, and his presence at many of our events. We now look forward to writing to Matt Western to invite him to take his place as patron of Myton School Board of Governors and to establish a close working relationship with us for the benefit of all our students.
In the meantime, I look forward to the next few weeks of strong and stable leadership!Click here to return to the current newsletter