Mock Elections 2024: The results are in!

4 Jul 2024

Results are in for the Hansard Society's nationwide Mock Elections. Thousands of pupils have cast their ballots and the results show that Labour has won the election among pupils across the country, with 27.3% of the vote.

39,312 pupils right across the country have cast a vote in the nationwide Mock Election campaign, giving many of them a first taste of civic participation and learning vital lessons about the way the UK's democratic processes work.

The results of the Mock Election are quite different from the picture that is emerging of the General Election:

  • Labour: 10,340 (27.3%)

  • Green: 8,714 (23.0%)

  • Reform: 7,020 (18.6%)

  • Lib Dem: 4,872 (12.9%)

  • Conservative: 3,617 (9.6%)

  • Scottish National Party (SNP): 310 (0.8%)*

  • Plaid Cymru: 159 (0.4%)*

  • Other: 2,788 (7.4%)**

  • Spoilt Ballots: 1,492

*The SNP and Plaid Cymru results should be treated with caution. The timing of the school holidays in Scotland and Wales meant that only a few schools took part. ** Some schools required candidates to set up their own non-established parties. A portion of the vote for other parties therefore comes from schools where none of the main parties were fielding a candidate.

2024 Mock Election results • The proportion of votes cast for each party standing in the mock elections

One of the oldest civic education projects anywhere in the world, Mock Elections has been run by the Hansard Society at every UK General Election for over 50 years.

In 2024, the Hansard Society again made available a free download of all the resources teachers and pupils needed to run a mock poll.

Research has shown that participating in citizenship-related activities at school, such as mock elections, makes young people more likely to have positive attitudes towards political participation as adults and more likely to engage in political activity. This applies even when controlling for other relevant factors, such as higher levels of formal education.

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