COLUMN: Getting to know you with Kath Sansom

PUBLISHED: 17:16 04 July 2017

kath sansom

kath sansom


Who are you?

Kath Sansom

What do you do?

Journalist for Ely Standard and I run women’s health campaign Sling The Mesh

Why would people know you?

For writing stories in the newspaper, but also appearing on the Victoria Derbyshire Show talking about the dangers of mesh implants used to treat hernias and women’s pelvic health problems.

On a scale of 1-10 (10 highest) what do you rate your sense of humour?

If somebody likes my sense of humour then 10. If not then 0.

Give us at least five pet hates.

Rude people; racists; make up tested on animals – there is no need; trainer socks that shimmy down under your heels inside your footwear as you walk along; those stupid vape pens.

Brexit – in or out?

Leaving would be disastrous for farmers and legal issues like medical device regulation.

What is your favourite thing about East Cambridgeshire?

The cathedral. I never tire of walking around it and soaking up the peace.

Who would you cross the road to avoid?

I face all things head on – even people I may inwardly want to avoid

Who was your childhood hero and why?

Gymnast Olga Corbett. I was envious of the way she effortlessly flick flacked across the floor.

Your claim to fame.

I run Sling The Mesh and am making in roads into surgeons realising this is one of the biggest health disasters of our time

What character would dress as for a fancy dress party?

When I was six my mum sent me to a fancy dress competition at a local fete dressed as Mr Rising Prices as a pastiche personal political statement about the Government of the day. I was duly rolled me up in some anaglypta wallpaper and painted to look like a £5 note. My neighbour Beverley Morrell won the competition dressed as Little Bo Peep.. It was a sad day.

So, with that in mind, I think I might like to be Little Bo Peep.

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