This election was historic, hard fought and has finally come to a conclusion. Irrespective of our political preferences, we should be proud of our political system and the fact that we have free elections that allow all of us to go to the polls and choose our leaders. I know that this election was hard fought and emotional for those on all sides of the political spectrum.
As someone who has run for political office, having won and lost close elections, I know how the sting of defeat can be harder to swallow than the joys of a victory. Irrespective of an outcome, the next day you dust yourself off and go back to work with nothing but hope for your nation, irrespective of who leads it and irrespective of what party is in power.