Sunday, 28 April 2013

When our time came. We did it right.

This Thursday the people of Whitwick and Thringstone will go to the polls to elect their County Councillor for the next four years.

I fervently hope that you give me the honour of representing you at County Hall.

But win or lose I want to take this opportunity to say that the past few months have been some of the most uplifting of my life.

This election campaign has time and time again shown me something that I am sure most of us already know, Whitwick and Thringstone are the most amazing communities one could possibly hope to serve.

So many people have given their time unhesitatingly to help my campaign, not only people who are members of the Labour party but ordinary (or should I say extraordinary) people who have seen that I am trying to positively work for our villages and they have volunteered to help out to make a difference.

The past few weeks have been emotional.

I have never failed to have been touched by the many, many people who have pledged not only their support but their faith in me to represent them.

As one lady said to me earlier today 'make us proud'.

How could I not feel privileged?

All through this campaign I have tried to remain positive. I have tried to say what I will do for our community and never resorted to criticising my opponents.

I honestly believe that is the way politics should be done.

Society needs people to become interested in politics once more, particularly our younger generations. We will only ever make the uninterested interested by showing how we are trying to make a difference, not by criticising the personalities of those we are up against.

Last summer our nation witnessed one of the greatest events of many of our lifetimes in the London Olympics.

In running my campaign I have constantly aspired to the words of Lord Coe at the Closing Ceremony.

'When our time came. We did it right.'

No matter the result on Thursday I want to be able to say the same thing.

If I am lucky enough to be elected this week I promise I will work hard for my wonderful community.

If you want to see me representing you please remember every vote matters.

By working together we really can make a difference to Whitwick and Thringstone.

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