Kenora's new MP elect is conservative Eric Melillo, but if the Grade 5 and 6 students at Pope John Paul had their way it would be NDP candidate and Grassy Narrows Chief Rudy Turtle.

Students held their own mock election, and the majority of students voted NDP. Grade 5 student Hayden was one of them.

"Probably mainly because my mom was voting for them, but I was reading a bit about the parties and listening when my mom was telling my dad about then, and I thought NDP was the best," he said.

Students learned about all the levels of government in Canada, read up on each party's platforms, and even watched the debates. Grade 5 student Annika talked about who she voted for and why.

"I voted for conservative. Mainly because my parents told me they were voting conservative, and they told me all the reason why. Like Canada's already in massive debt," she said.

Classmate Jaden explained why he enjoyed watching the debates.

"I liked all the debates. I liked how Elizabeth May always liked to jump in on Jagmeet Singh a lot, and always talked a lot of trash about him," he said.

Hayden also enjoyed watching the debates.

"I liked hearing Scheer smack talk Trudeau," he said.

In the end NDP candidate Rudy Turtle won the election at PJP with 17 votes.

Full results;

Mrs. Hicks:

Kelvin Boucher-Chicago (Independent): 0
Michael Di Pasquale (PPC): 0
Eric Melillo (PC): 0
Bob Nault (Liberal): 6
Kirsi Ralko (Green): 2
Rudy Turtle (NDP): 6

Mrs. Shouldice:

Kelvin Boucher-Chicago (Independent): 1
Michael Di Pasquale (PPC): 0
Eric Melillo (PC): 0
Bob Nault (Liberal): 1
Kirsi Ralko (Green): 8
Rudy Turtle (NDP): 6

Mr. Walters:

Kelvin Boucher-Chicago (Independent): 0
Michael Di Pasquale (PPC): 0
Eric Melillo (PC): 7
Bob Nault (Liberal): 3
Kirsi Ralko (Green): 1
Rudy Turtle (NDP): 5

PJP II School Total:

Kelvin Boucher-Chicago (Independent): 1
Michael Di Pasquale (PPC): 0
Eric Melillo (PC): 7
Bob Nault (Liberal): 10
Kirsi Ralko (Green): 11
Rudy Turtle (NDP): 17

Total Students Voted: 46
Total Students Eligible: 63
Percent of Students who Voted: 73% Voter Turnout