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Student politics blog: what we learnt from the West Lancashire by-election

Politics and International Relations

February 28, 2023

Students from the Edge Hill Politics Lab were invited to witness the count for the West Lancashire by-election. We asked them for their insights.

The Politics Lab gives Edge Hill students a chance to work on real projects in real politics. Students have written briefings for parliamentarians and sent in submissions to parliamentary inquiries. The briefing on British Sign Language helped change the law. Submissions on public transport and on the careers service have been published by parliament.

The West Lancashire By-election: what Edge Hill University students learnt

The West Lancashire by-election was triggered by the retirement of Labour’s Rosie Cooper. After 17 years in the seat she stood down to focus on a new role as chair of Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust.

Students from the Edge Hill Politics Lab were invited to witness the count, won by Labour candidate Ashley Dalton. For some, this was the first time they had voted. We asked them for their insights.

Edge Hill University students discuss the West Lancashire by-election

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February 28, 2023