First Past The Post
Series 4, Episode 8
First Past The Post
Air date 11/03/16
Episode guide
First Past The Post is the eighth episode of the fourth season of The Dumping Ground. It was first aired on 11th March 2016 on CBBC and CBBC HD.


Tyler and Floss compete with each other to win a place in a care kid forum. Elsewhere, Sasha discovers that Bailey has become a dogsitter and Mike's car is vandalised.


  • The title is a reference to the voting method of the United Kingdom known as "First Past The Post", where the political party with the most votes wins the election.
  • This is the second time an election has been held at the Dumping Ground, after The Invitation.
  • This is the second time Mike has been suspended from his job, after The Burnywood Menace, though this time the Dumping Ground is not closed as a result of this.
  • Following the episode's first broadcast, a special Newsround bulletin about Mike's suspension was uploaded to the CBBC website.
  • This was the final episode of The Dumping Ground to be aired before CBBC's change from the logo with white letters to the multicoloured "C".
  • Bailey's pet-sitting business is brought up again in Risky Business and is later mentioned in Back in The Game
The Dumping Ground episodes

Series 1: Home AloneLiberty in the DGBabyS.O.S.What Would Gus Want?The Real Faith DavisThe Truth is Out ThereDreamlandA Day in The PastOh, Mo!Seriously FunnyEsmeScary Beasts

Series 2: Kick OffQuittersThe Dumping Ground ExperienceThe BarbecueFinding FrankHolding OnEnduranceI Have a DreamSticks and StonesGI JohnnyBe My GirlHopeFace The Music

Series 3: Party GamesGrand Theft DGStuck with YouMischiefNow You See MeIt's Not About the MoneyFake it to Make itBreaking InThe Long Way HomeDragon SlayerThree DaysFree to Good HomeBetter Than YouWho Are You?Where is Love?Goodbye GirlSomething BorrowedWhat Matters?Coming RoundRefuge

Series 4: Lost and FoundBear-Faced LiarStepping UpThey Walk Among UsHold The Front PageGrowing PainsSubmarineFirst Past The PostSurvivorsThe End of it AllPerfect MatchDorisRisky BusinessI TrollIt Takes TwoGetting to Know YouTwo CampsHow to be PerfectOne For SorrowTwo For Joy

Series 5: Miscreants, Robots and BulliesBack in The GameOne Giant LeapThe Fairytale PrincessSittin' in a TreeFaking ItSasha Bellman P.I.BeliefVox PopuliFreeThe WardrobeFarvelChoose Your Own AdventureMaking WavesThe Phantom of Ashdene RidgeThe SwitchMission Totally PossibleSickRough JusticeWhere You Belong#SaveTheDGWhat Lies Beneath

Series 6: Jody On The RopesSaved By The BellGive & TakeHeroesSorryNotSorryCat's In The CradleChallenging TimesTwo Sides to Every StoryUtopiaThe LurgyRyanManHolding Out For a Hero

Specials: Jody in WonderlandLiam's StoryFloss The FoundlingDumping Ground IslandSasha's Contact Meeting