Katie on the slopes in France where we saw in 2019.
Katie was part of a group called Bradford on Avon women 100, set up in 2018 to mark 100 years of women being able to vote. This year she ran a creative writing competition for the group, which also served as an excuse for a disco.
Tom graduated from Sheffield in July with a degree in politics and international relations. He’s stayed in Sheffield playing music and deploying political skills dealing with customers in Subway.
28 September: Cows in the Peak District enjoy a Judy Garland moment. Katie and David had a wonderfully lazy week, staying near Ashbourne, walking and chilling.
20 September: Lucy gives an interview to ITV West Country at a rally to call for action on climate change.
Lucy starts her second year at Warwick Uni, living with friends in Leamington Spa. She’s just successfully applied to study at Queens University, Kingston, Canada for a year from September 2020.
David’s been doing less of the day job and more music, solo, duo and in bands. Here he is with guitarist Jay Simms, with whom he played around 50 gigs in 2019.
10 September: David celebrating the launch of a report he wrote for the Royal Society, the UK’s national academy of sciences. It was called iHuman and looked at technologies that link minds and machines.
Liberal Democrat conference: David’s policy proposal to create a UN Climate Commissioner and provide the UN with more resources to combat climate change was overwhelmingly passed, He plans to move this forward in 2020. BTW Katie and David voted against the policy to revoke Brexit.
A trip to Sheffield and the Peaks (again) for Katie’s birthday in November. Here appropriately on Mam Tor or ‘Mother Hill’.
Yoyo the cat, now aged 13, but still willing to help with admin work.
Canvassing in the General Election with Lib Dem MP Layla Moran. Our local candidate Helen Belcher worked hard and increased the LD vote 9%, supported by a team including Katie – as constituency chair – and David – as writer, canvasser and grumbler-in-chief. We have made our feelings clear about the national party approach. (See D’s blog if you really want to read anything more about politics this year!)