Valley’s student vote elects MacGregor, although individual breakdown is fascinating

Political pundits can ponder over how Cowichan Valley students would have voted

The student vote in the Cowichan Valley provides candidates and pundits food for thought. (Submitted)

The student vote in the Cowichan Valley provides candidates and pundits food for thought. (Submitted)

A large number of Cowichan Valley schools took part in the national student vote —a parallel exercise that teaches young people about the voting process.

Here’s a list of the top four finishers for each school, according to the CIVIX website.

Alex Aitken Elementary: NDP-32; Conservative-15; Green-12; Liberal-6.

Bench Elementary: Green-23; NDP: 20; Conservative-18; Liberal-6.

Brentwood College: NDP: 101; Conservative-43; Green-34; Liberal-28.

Chemainus Secondary: Conservative-13; Liberal-7; Green-7; NDP-6.

Cowichan Secondary: NDP-40; Green-13; Liberal-10; Conservative-10.

Crofton Elementary: NDP-22; Green-9; Conservative-7; Christian Heritage-2.

Discovery Elementary: Green-82; NDP-53; People’s Party-29; Conservative-29; Liberal-27.

Drinkwater Elementary: Green-40; NDP-29; Liberal-4; Conservative-4.

Frances Kelsey Secondary: Green-175; NDP-110; Conservative-49; People’s Party-35.

George Bonner Elementary: NDP-25; Green-25; Conservatives-10; People’s Party-6.

Kelsey Open Learning Centre: NDP-7; Green-4; Liberal-1; People’s Party-1.

Khowhemun Elementary: NDP-31; Green-28; Liberal-5; Conservative-4.

Lake Cowichan School: Green-63; NDP-63; Conservative-19; Liberal-15.

Maple Bay Elementary: NDP-25; Green-19; Conservative-12; Liberal-8.

Quamichan School: NDP-154; Green-125; Conservative-50; Liberal-41.

Queen Margaret’s School: NDP-91; Green-60; Conservative-34; Liberal-22.

Shawnigan Lake School: Conservative-49; Green-33; NDP-29; Liberal-23.

Tansor Elementary: Green-18; NDP-11; Conservative-8; Liberals-7.

Thetis Island School: Liberal-3; NDP-2; Conservative-1.

Ecole Cobble Hill: Green-52; NDP-35; Conservative-3; Liberal-2.

Ecole Mt. Prevost: NDP-110; Green-35; Conservative-11; Liberal-5.

Across B.C., the students chose 25 NDP, nine Conservative, and eight Green candidates.

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