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Kind words for a political opponent

Closed glass doors with posters pinned to them, the largest reads “polling station” and under that opening times of 7am til 10pm.

Could you be kind to an opposing political candidate?

This wonderful story of kindness in politics came from an anonymous election candidate.

“Standing on the stage as the results of the election were announced, I was tired and emotional (to say the least).

I knew that despite my personal disappointment I would need to follow the winner’s speech with one of my own to thank my supporters and lift their spirits.

Another candidate, from a different party, lifted me up by making funny, light-hearted comments to make me smile – it was such a human response, understanding that I needed to keep it together so that I could do what I needed to do.”