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I think a good MP is someone who cares for their community
by Adam Rickitt

I think a good MP is someone who cares for their community
and becomes their champion,
which is why I will make my home in any seat I am lucky
enough to be selected for.
Looks play no part in the equation, what matters is
your ideas and connecting them to the electorate.
- Adam Rickitt

Since an early age I was taught to be very politically
aware and knew from childhood that the process was
something I wanted to contribute towards if I could.
- Adam Rickitt

Drugs ruin peoples lives, break up families and have
disastrous effects on our communities.
- Adam Rickitt

I don't honestly know why they offered me the part in Rent.
- Adam Rickitt

 

I'm the first to admit I've had a sheltered life.
I grew up in the country and went to a boarding school.
It was all just part of the business -
be nice to everyone and all that.
- Adam Rickitt

I always wanted to act.
- Adam Rickitt

I think all of the parties still have some way to go
to better utilise IT in campaigns.
- Adam Rickitt

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I did manage to secure a feature film for 2005,
though, which I'm really chuffed about.
- Adam Rickitt

I was stuck with looking like a girl.
As soon as I got out of music it was straight off to the hairdressers.
- Adam Rickitt

For me it's more important to look at each constituency
individually and find a community I feel I can serve
to the best of my abilities,
and where I feel I can make a real difference,
and further their cause.
- Adam Rickitt

With regard to the youth vote we should encourage them
to partake in the process,
making more use of our education system to show the
role Government plays in their lives,
but also utilise the youth media they relate to to
better connect them to our message.
- Adam Rickitt

There is a real diversity of talent and background
on the A list so as to better reflect our society in all walks.
There are people who have been candidates before,
Councillors, Doctors, business leaders,
charity campaigners.
- Adam Rickitt

The duty of responsibility placed on any MP is one
of the greatest honours that can be bestowed and I
for one don't believe the Conservative Party would
abuse that trust by selecting someone who did not have the goods to do the job,
just for the sake of media coverage.
- Adam Rickitt

I've never had a chance to sit down and enjoy what's happened -
I've been too panicked about the next move.
So I took some time out.
I thought either I do this now or in 10 years' time
I'll end up in the Priory.
- Adam Rickitt

After believing in promises made and never fulfilled by Labour,
people have become increasingly disenchanted with the
process assuming that all politicians will say anything to gain power,
and then never follow through.
- Adam Rickitt

I think church and state should remain entirely separate at all costs,
and that the decision of religious marriage should
be of each faith to debate and decide free of political influence.
- Adam Rickitt

I think people forget that to be on the A list you
first had to go through the original graded Parliamentary Selection Board.
I did that and then like everyone else had the further
interviews to get onto the A list.
- Adam Rickitt

However saying that I totally support the concept of
civil partnerships in the eyes of the law,
and think it a disgrace that same sex couples have
had to wait so long for legal rights,
protection and recognition.
- Adam Rickitt

The evidence that things are changing fast can be seen
in the dramatic increase in the influence of blogging.
We should be collecting emails as we used to collect
telephone numbers and using them to better communicate
our message to key voters.
- Adam Rickitt

Don't get me wrong, some of the mis-informed articles
I have read over the last few weeks have been incredibly frustrating,
but for my part I fully appreciate the opportunity
I have been given and want to grasp it firmly.
- Adam Rickitt

I have no great urge to be minister of this or minister of that,
but instead would feel incredible blessed to have the
opportunity to be a champion for a constituency and fight for their cause.
- Adam Rickitt

I realised that the only time I really enjoyed music
was when I was in the studio writing.
So even though it was a six album deal,
they saw quite early on that I wasn't enjoying it as I should be.
I didn't feel there was anything behind it.
- Adam Rickitt

What we think, we become.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts, we make the world.
- The Buddha

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

Tolerance is the first principle of community;
it is the spirit which conserves
the best that all men think.
- Helen Keller

Think big thoughts but relish small pleasures.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Every thought we think is creating our future.
- Louise L. Hay

Truth is not defined by
how many people believe something.
Ask. Question. Think.
Decide - for yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are,
or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy.
It is what you think about.
- Dale Carnegie

People should think things out fresh
and not just accept conventional terms
and the conventional way of doing things.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

I don't think of all the misery
but of the beauty that still remains.
- Anne Frank

If I feel depressed I will sing.
If I feel sad I will laugh.
If I feel ill I will double my labor.
If I feel fear I will plunge ahead.
If I feel inferior I will wear new garments.
If I feel uncertain I will raise my voice.
If I feel poverty I will think of wealth to come.
If I feel incompetent I will think of past success.
If I feel insignificant I will remember my goals.
Today I will be the master of my emotions.
- Og Mandino

We should not pretend to understand the world
only by the intellect.
The judgment of the intellect
is only part of the truth.
- Carl Jung

The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie,
deliberate, contrived and dishonest,
but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.
- John F. Kennedy

The simplest questions are the most profound.
Where were you born?
Where is your home?
Where are you going?
What are you doing?
Think about these once in a while
and watch your answers change.
- Richard Bach

Men and women are not prisoners of fate,
but only prisoners of their own minds.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

The problem with making assumptions
is that we believe they are the truth
- don Miguel Ruiz

People hardly ever make use of the freedom which they have,
for example, freedom of thought;
instead they demand freedom of speech as a compensation.
- Soren Kierkegaard

When you keep getting the wrong answers,
try asking better questions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The most incomprehensible thing about the world
is that it is comprehensible.
- Albert Einstein

Excellence is the result of
caring more than others think wise,
risking more than other's think safe,
dreaming more than others think practical,
and expecting more than others think possible.
- Anonymous

If a problem cannot be solved, enlarge it.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

The most important things in life
are seldom the most obvious.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The eyes are not responsible when the mind does the seeing.
- Publilius Syrus

To kill an error is as good a service as,
and sometimes even better than,
the establishing of a new truth or fact.
- Charles Darwin

The greatest harm can result from the best intentions.
- Terry Goodkind

The most important thing about Spaceship Earth -
an instruction book didn't come with it.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

The important thing is not to stop questioning.
Curiosity has its own reason for existing.
- Albert Einstein

If a million people say a foolish thing,
it is still a foolish thing.
- Anatole France

If only the people who worry about their liabilities
would think about the riches they do possess,
they would stop worrying.
- Dale Carnegie

How you think when you lose
determines how long it will be until you win.
- Gilbert (G. K.) Chesterton

With every rising of the sun
Think of your life as just begun.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

We must dare to think "unthinkable" thoughts.
- J. W. Fulbright

The mind is everything.
What you think you become.
- The Buddha

Happiness is when
what you think,
what you say,
and what you do
are in harmony.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Exercise free-will.
CHOOSE each and every action you make,
every thought you think,
and every emotion you feel.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I think therefore I am.
- Rene Descartes

Does anybody really think that they didn't get what they had
because they didn't have the talent
or the strength or the endurance or the commitment?
- Nelson Mandela

Life is fully as bad as you think it is,
so never think life is bad.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Many people allow their need
for other people's approval to control their lives.
They spend their lives worrying about what others think of them.
- Rick Warren

Our character is what we do when we think no one is looking.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

The most pathetic person in the world
is someone who has sight, but has no vision.
- Helen Keller

Some people care too much. I think it's called love.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

You must do the thing that you think you cannot do.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

The main purpose of life is to live rightly, think rightly, act rightly.
The soul must languish when we give all our thought to the body.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Whether you think you can,
or think you can't,
you're right.
- Henry Ford

The presence of those seeking the truth
is infinitely to be preferred
to the presence of those who think they've found it.
- Terry Pratchett

If you think you can,
or you think you can't,
you're probably right.
- Henry Ford

Reality is what you believe it to be.
It's what you put your thought and energy into,
because your hands physically manifest thought.
So your world becomes what you feel and what you think.
- Jewel

A man who does not think for himself does not think at all.
- Oscar Wilde


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