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Ruth Dombey and Jayne McCoy
Ruth Dombey and Jayne McCoy
Leader and deputy leader, Sutton Council
Influences ● August 27, 2019

Ruth (pictured above): The person who took me by the hand when I first became a councillor was a lady called Ruth Shaw, who is now in her 90s. She’d been the chair of the planning committee for a very long time and had huge political experience.

She was the only Liberal Democrat on the Greater London Council and she was also a geography teacher. She was quite intrigued that we had the same name and she wanted to give me some help. It was the best thing that could’ve happened to me. She would take me to site visits because I loved being on the planning committee. I absolutely adored it.

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