I THINK that one thing that we may all be able to agree on is that 2020 has been a horrible year.

I can think of two positive things that have gone a long way to maintain my faith in humanity.

The first is the selfless dedication of all the NHS and care home staff who stayed at their posts during the horrendous pandemic to try to save the lives of strangers.

The second is the race of scientists working across the world in a spirit of seamless collaboration.

Sharing what information they had with each other to produce Covid treatments and vaccines, not for profit, but to save mankind.

So as we near the end of this year, I wish you a safe Christmas and an improving New Year.

Phil Griffiths

Chair - Romsey and Southampton North Constituency Labour Party