Monday 11 May 1987

…Mrs Thatcher has called a general election.
It’s a month away but I’m already looking forward to charting the results…

Newsround Extra ran a parallel election for schools and I tried to get mine involved. But my increasingly wayward teacher just didn’t want to know. I even brought into class the manifestos of the three main parties. I think this just made him even more confused, and perhaps a little terrified.

No-one, but no-one, was interested: teachers, pupils, not even my own parents. And so my school and I lost out on the chance to take part in a piece of history, and even get a mention by Martyn Lewis:

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