When did you first attend the SODEM protest outside Parliament and why did you come?
20th March 2018. I had seen what Steve was doing and I wanted to support him. There were only a few of us there on that day.
Roughly how old are you?
How frequently did you come and when was the last time you attended?
I think I have been to SODEM about 5 times. Some of those times were with my friends from Lancaster for Europe and other times on my own. I think I last attended at Christmas 2018.
How far from Westminster do you live and what was your travelling time?
About 250 Miles (I live in the Lake District). From home to SODEM is about 3.5 hours.
What’s your favourite memory?
I came when we did ‘Pies Not Lies’. I think my favourite memory was Christmas 2018 when we sang carols in French and German.
Tell me your story
For 17 years of my working life I was the ERASMUS coordinator at the University of Central Lancashire. I was fortunate enough to travel in both Western and Eastern Europe. I made hundreds of European friends.
The Brexit result went like an arrow through my heart. Never having been very party political up to that point I quickly joined the Lib Dems, as they seemed to understand about ERASMUS and what we would lose with this. Since then, I have been on about every anti-Brexit march going: London umpteen times including the last two, Manchester, Leeds. I have stood with friends from Lancaster and Kendal on the streets in fair weather and foul, with Brexitometers. I am heartbroken and angry that this hard Brexit is now being perpetrated upon us. I hope to be down with Steve and the rest in September when Parliament resumes. At present travelling such a long way is almost out of the question, but I am desperate to do something.
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