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7 May, 2009

Daniel Hooker Wins Chance to be Chancellor

Daniel Hooker, from Northwood in London, has been named as the winner of Chance to be Chancellor 2009.

Daniel was chosen out of hundreds of students who entered the competition this year and, as well as securing a write up of his entry on Times online, has won a Nintendo Wii Console Sports Pack and a £250 voucher to give to a charity of his choice.

A further nine runners up were announced and are listed below:

  • Daniel Schoner, Somerset
  • Guy Purssell, London
  • Fatema Lookmanjee, Reading
  • Jamie Bylett, Sandhurst
  • Laura Tester, Aldershot
  • Vivek Chadha, Middlesex
  • David Gregory, Woking
  • Mahiban Balachandran, London
  • Emily Dean, Surrey

Chance to be Chancellor entrants had to choose policies from the pre-Budget Report that they thought would best deliver economic prosperity and then justify their ‘vision' in a Budget Speech. The top policy choices amongst entrants were, in first place, launching a finance scheme to help small enterprises access loans (49%), followed by providing better financial education in secondary schools in second place (42%) and a joint third for insulating 600,000 homes under an energy saving scheme (41%) and adapting 2,000 secondary school classrooms to provide more personalised learning experiences (41%).

The Citizenship Foundation would like to thank all of those who entered Chance to be Chancellor 2009.

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