Posted on 13/03/2021Comments Off on AMANDA WHEELER

When did you first attend the SODEM protest outside Parliament and why did you come? 

I can’t remember my first time but I do remember crying. I came because I knew it was the right thing to do. I couldn’t sit back and do nothing. 

Roughly how old are you?


How frequently did you come and when was the last time you attended?

I tried to go weekly but I live in Lincolnshire and travel a lot for work. I can’t remember the last time.

How far from Westminster do you live and what was your travelling time?

100 miles. 2 1/2 hours. 

What’s your favourite memory?

Pies not lies. Singing support for Anna Soubry. Waving an EU flag in Boris’ face. Holding placards up begins the news. Especially when the journalists asked us to. Covering the Leave bus in Bollocks to Brexit stickers. Making so many friends. Talking to tourists and letting them know the depth of feeling we have. Showing love in the face of hate. Sharing food and coffees. The feeling of hope. 

Tell me your story

I’m a teacher. I have three teenage children and I live in the heart of Brexitshire. I studied politics at university but thought my marching days were behind me. The vote to leave the EU has returned me to active politics and I’ve subsequently become a LibDem councillor and continue to campaign in my town and district. My children have all been inspired by the campaign and marched with me. They now take an active interest in politics and regularly share their views with friends. They have encouraged others to vote and to march. 

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