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Facing the consequences

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

Ruth (pictured above): I had always been interested in politics but, immediately after my degree, I went and lived abroad. I was at the University of York, politics and economics. I missed the ceremony: before I’d even got my degree, I wanted to live abroad.

I thought I’d travel around the world, but I went to Italy and loved it so much I stayed there for 20 years, in Rome.

I came back to this country having been involved in politics in Italy, where it’s very much about national politics and the big issues; there’s very

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