2 May 2016
Last Friday, students from Dudley College quizzed representatives from Dudley's 4 major parties at 'Dudley Live Politics' - a 'Question Time' style event hosted in the Dudley Council chamber. College students and pupils from local schools put questions to the panel on a range of subjects.
Students voted on who they thought gave the best answers at the end of the session.
Dudley North MP Ian Austin (Labour) got the most backers, but Green Party campaigner Andi Mohr (candidate for Wollaston & Stourbridge Town) upset the odds being voted into second place in his first public debate. Cllr Star Anderton of UKIP came third with Conservative MP for Dudley South Mike Wood in last place.
The BBC's Black Country political reporter Rob Mayor chaired the event, with introductions from the student union's Dwayne Foster, the Lord Mayor of Dudley and Jessica Davis from Bite the Ballot - a charity aiming to get young people interested in politics.
Andi Mohr said "it was great to see just how much young people care about the vital issues that will affect their future, and our country's future.
"I was impressed there were so many questions asking about how we can address the unfairness in our society. Young people can see how important this is for us to deal with.
"The Green Party is passionate about making Britain fairer and young people respond really well to our message."
- photos used with permission, copyright Luke Atkiss.