The Transform Party received the most votes in today’s mock by-election, which means the party leader Emma Pearson will be named as the MP for Glasgow Pollok.
The mock by-election was held at Glasgow Clyde College earlier this afternoon, with both first and second year HND Practical Journalism students casting their votes. Pearson’s party won with a total of seven votes beating the Progress Party, led by Craig Farquharson, which picked up six votes, The Tomorrow Party, led by Jack Lee, who won five votes, and the vision party, led by Saffron McKee, which received four votes.
Speaking on their election victory, Pearson said:
“I would like to thank everyone who voted for me, I didn’t expect it, but I’m still super thankful. I will make sure all these policies will be enforced ASAP to make a better Britain.”
The Transform Party had released a strong mandate which included pledges such as increasing tax on bankers who lost significant amounts of the public purse through trading, making it easier to set up and grow a business and working to ensure that all households in the UK have access to full strength broadband.
Leader of the Transform Party, Craig Farquarson, was evidently disappointed to have lost the by-election by a single vote. When contacted for a statement after the votes were revealed, Craig said:
“I feel as if my party had the best mandate for the people. This is one small step back in making Pollok great again!”
Despite feeling disappointed that the result did not go their way, opposition party leader Jack Lee said:
“I am disappointed with the result. However, congratulations are in order to Emma Pearson”
Despite having one of the less convincing slogans (“Transforming the city into a disaster”) the mock by-election was anything but a disaster for the Transform party who proved to be a hit with the young people of Glasgow Clyde College.