Posted on 13/03/2021Comments Off on LOUISE HUMMERSTONE

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

October 2017… I was desperate to do something, and Westminster seemed the obvious place, when I saw that Steve was there, I didn’t hesitate to plan a trip to join him

Roughly how old are you?


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

I tried to go once a week, but it wasn’t always possible. Occasionally, in 2019, if I could book a cheap room, I would do 2 days back-to-back.

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

65 miles, usually 2 hours door-to-door.

What’s your favourite memory?

Too many favourites, but the first year 2017-2018 was lovely. Few vile Brexiters, lots of lovely people, time to chat and learn from others.

Tell me your story

I thought something was odd when journalists didn’t seem to challenge the lies during the campaign before the referendum, but I didn’t realise how corrupt it was until afterwards. 

I am not particularly ‘European’, or I wasn’t! 

We don’t travel regularly these days; I don’t speak other languages or do business with companies abroad. But I have always been extremely aware that most of our employment, environmental and consumer rights and protections come from the EU, and that the UK has become more progressive, tolerant and a better place to live as the EU has evolved.

My prime motivation for campaigning has been the future of my children and grandchildren.

As well as going to SODEM, I organised, with the help of many others, 3 flash mobs in Canterbury and around 150 hours standing on motorway bridges with banners and flags.

I am self-employed and a mother of 4 with 6 grandchildren.

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