Less than five months before a general election, it is great to see our Conservative and Labour MPs in the north of the county putting their politicial allegiances to one side to fight for better services at Kettering General Hospital.
There may or may not be ideological differences among these three men about how the NHS should be run or funded, but is heartening to see them working together for the good of the hundreds of thousands of people they represent. It is sad that this is news.
Unfortunately, our political system from district and even parish council level upwards is based on confrontation.
It really doesn’t have to be this way.
Ideologies may clash, but deep down all politicans at all levels must surely want the same thing – which is the best possible services and quality of life for the people they represent.
A bit more co-operation at all levels would not do anybody any harm.
There is no monopoly on good ideas, and just because one political party has the most members, it does not mean ideas from anyone else should be automatically disregarded.
Neil Pickford, Editor