From Westminster to Rome

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A few months before leaving for London, I woke up to the news that the result of the EU referendum was to leave the European Union. This unexpected outcome came as a surprise to all of us, and as I prepared to come to London for this new experience little did I know that I would be able to witness the development of this vote from up close as well as experience its effect on the country I would be living in.

My experience through the Hansard Society Scholars Programme was even more interesting as I got the opportunity to work for a Conservative MP who was in favour of the outcome of the vote. After a Brexit campaign filled with many arguments and often misconstrued points, I was lucky to be able to understand the various areas that led my MP to support exiting the European Union.