Pupils urge people to use their European election vote

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Baljaffray Primary School pupils are helping the council to encourage local people to take part in the European Elections on Thursday, May 22.

Primary 6 pupils from the Bearsden school are representing East Dunbartonshire at the finals of the Scottish European Educational Trust’s (SEET) Euroquiz next week.

Ten year-old Cameron Brown said: “We’ve been learning all about European history, culture, sport, geography and the European Union for the Euroquiz and we were really pleased to win the local heats and make it to the final.

“We learned about the important job that Scotland’s MEPs do to represent us in Brussels. If I could vote I would, so I hope all the adults do it.”

In just two weeks’ time the people of Scotland will vote to elect six MEPs to represent them in the European Parliament.

Local Returning Officer for the election and East Dunbartonshire’s Chief Executive Gerry Cornes, said: “Well done to Baljaffray Primary School on their success in the competition so far.

“They have shown great enthusiasm to prepare for the Euroquiz and I’d like to thank them for helping us to remind people that they have the opportunity to have their say.”

For more information about the European Parliament Election go to the Electoral Commission’s website www.aboutmyvote.co.uk