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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