When did you first attend the SODEM protest outside Parliament and why did you come?
February 2019. I was attending a Pies Not Lies event.
Roughly how old are you?
How frequently did you come and when was the last time you attended?
Three or four times altogether. The last time was the day of the Stop The Coup rally in September 2019.
How far from Westminster do you live and what was your travelling time?
I live in Lancashire. By train, about 3 hours in total, including crossing London.
What’s your favourite memory?
The day someone arrived with a cake because it was their birthday and they wanted to spend it at SODEM.
Tell me your story
I became active in the anti-Brexit movement in 2017 when I discovered the grassroots group Lancaster for Europe (at that time still called The Lancaster 48%). I’ve been to all kinds of events and marches with them, including local Brexitometer sessions and the big London marches. I’ve been to London a few times with members of the group, including the Pies event and the rally in Parliament Square for the first vote on Theresa May’s deal. Before the European elections I did some training at Europe House for volunteers and took the opportunity to spend the afternoon with SODEM – that was the day of the birthday cake. The last time I was also alone, but teamed up with York for Europe, who we had twinned with as Roses for Remain.
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