BRITAIN’S political parties have finalized their candidates for the upcoming election. It has not been easy. A process that can take years has been compressed into weeks, stressing the party machines as they have attempted to keep some semblance of order and dare I say it, meritocracy in their selection processes.

Having been a general election candidate I know what an honour and privilege it is to be knocking on doors and asking people to lend you their vote and the responsibility you feel when people say they actually will.

I also appreciate the sacrifice candidates make; the impact on their families, their careers and yes, even financially in most cases. I want to wish good luck to all candidates who put th...
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