Letter: Thank everyone in North Heywood

Date published: 04 May 2018

Dear Editor,

As I write I have just returned from my first count, at my first election (Friday 4 May).

I want to thank everyone in North Heywood who voted for me.

More than that though want to thank everyone who spoke to me and engaged with me.

Politics as a whole should not be an ideology, you shouldn’t assign your loyalty to a certain colour rosette.

Politics is about engaging with an idea.

Politics is a discussion.

It is about people discussing their options.

Everyone who spoke to me proved that they understand this.

It’s not a primary colour, it’s not a rosette, what is important is the idea.

So, thank you for everyone who voted, and thank you everyone who listened, the willingness to engage with ideas is crucial to democracy.

You were crucial to democracy.

Thank you.


Stephen M Pritchard

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