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Confrontations between the parties during the Kinlochleven High Big Debate 2015 was fierce and fiery. The 8 main parties were confronted to a very politically aware crowd who bombarded the leaders with pertinent and challenging questions.
Despite the raging battle of arguments and the thought provoking manifesti of the various formations, SHIP ( the Scottish Highlands International Party) with its energy and the sagacity of its leader, won the elections by a very comfortable margin.
Aaron Aitken of the DOGE party opened the big debate with confidence and very clear cut ideas for the future of the UK. Straight after, Stewart Cameron, the lone candidate of the Constitutional Democracy of Ballachulish answered in a moving and captivating fashion involving the audience. The far right party of MBABP delivered then on very controversial views on several topics such as criminality, the death penalty and benefit allowances.
No rest for the wicked in this intense discussion as The Green Party, personified by the figure of David …Green, took the stage and calmed down the audience with a very well informed manifesto developing on some ideas aforementioned by his competitors. Connor MacKenzie is awarded by our political experts the Blunder of the Year award when he read to the astonishment of his supports, an obsolete speech in front of a dumbstruck and incomprehensive crowd. Nevertheless, he obtained some support for the voters probably due to his honest and amiable manners.
Simply the Best party had some work to do after a masterpiece of a presentation by SHIP. Still, they managed to deliver and obtained reasonable support by the crowd. Our redaction will stress the shining effort made by the visual communication team who, through well documented poster, gave the party a true identity.
Party Hmmm? closed the debate through a campaign which was inspired by American campaigning models, interweaving mass entertainment and political messages. Their energy in presenting their program was worth mentioning.
Ultimately, the ballot judges retired to a safe place and counted the vote under the close supervision of the Depute Headteacher (who arrived late). The result was soon without doubt as SHIP raked nearly a vote out of two, ultimately winning by an historical margin of 20 votes.
Let’s hope that they will put as much work now that they are in power than they did whilst campaigning.
Congratulations to all the participants.