More sad news. This week I learned of the death of Becky Harvey. Becky was someone who I met and worked with during the early days of Liberal Democrats Online. She was a vital figure within LDO and played a critical role in getting the Liberal Democrats to wake up to the importance of the Internet.
I didn’t know Becky particularly well, and I didn’t have much contact with her after my involvement with LDO declined, but I do have some fond memories from that time of a funny, energetic, and very striking woman. It seems appropriate to blog about them.
She was always a presence on the LDO stall at party conference and I remember one year her being very geeky and enthusiastic about a new handheld computer she bought. Another memory is of an enjoyable meal with some of the LDO guys at an Ethiopian restaurant in North London and discovering that Ethiopian’s don’t do desserts. But a particular memory is of her taking a couple of us, after some meeting, through the Parliamentary estate to have a drink in the House of Lords bar. I think it was one of the first, if not the first, time someone with a pass had taken me into Parliament. I remember feeling almost immediately lost – but being very impressed with Becky’s sense of direction as we followed her striding confidently through the maze of corridors.
You can read the tribute paid to Becky by my friend Jon Ball on Liberal Democrat Voice.
My sympathy to her friends and family.
This content was originally posted on my old Strange Thoughts blog.