Christopher John Robinson BNP - August 2010

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Christopher John Robinson - Patriot

It is with deep sadness that the British National Party today takes leave of one of its Lincolnshire stalwarts, Christopher John Robinson, 68.

Mr Robinson, of South Witham, was a constructive and selfless contributor to the British National Party.

He served on the South Witham Parish Council, stood as an independent for district and county councils, and in 2010 stood for parliament in the constituency of Stamford & Grantham for the British National Party.

He campaigned throughout his life without prejudice against inept governance, repressive European laws, and mismanaged immigration.

His articulate election address won almost 2,500 votes, more than one quarter as many as the Labour candidate and more than the UKIP candidate.

Mr Robinson was born at Ingoldsby and educated at the King’s School in Grantham, Lincolnshire.

At 16 he joined the Merchant Navy as an apprentice deck officer. Having achieved the rank of Second Officer he left the sea, studied accountancy, and rose to Finance Director of a major shipping company in London.

He then moved to South Witham, near a former family farm, where he established a new company to supply energy conservation systems. At the same time he built new offices, employed local people, and landscaped his garden to his own design.

During the same period he wrote a history of the Vikings and taught the history as a circuit lecturer.

Mr Robinson battled with oesophageal and secondary cancers for nearly six years without complaint to the end.

He leaves a wife, a son, daughter, stepson, and three grandchildren, as well as his mother and four siblings.

 

Gordon Savage MBE BNP - May 2010

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Gordon Savage - Never forgotten

Last Friday was a sad day for members of Copeland British National Party who filled St Peter’s church in Kells, Whitehaven, to pay their last respects to Gordon Savage, MBE BNP.

Mr Savage, an ardent BNP supporter, friend and hero, passed away after a prolonged illness.

This has deeply saddened all his many friends in the local group and in the party as a whole,” said national organiser Clive Jefferson.

“Our thoughts are with Gordon's family. He was a legend, having taken part in Operation Market Garden and a member of the first regiment of Paratroopers, an achievement recognised by the Queen when he received his MBE for services to the regiment.

“I don't think I can remember Gordon without a smile on his face and a positive word for our continuing fight. Rest in peace Gordon,”
Mr Jefferson said.

Nick Griffin MEP said: "I had the honour of meeting Gordon on several occasions, the last time being when I called at his house to see him last year on election day.

“He was an inspiration to us all, a true Nationalist in the purest sense of the word and he fought for his country in many ways right through his life. He will be deeply missed and always remembered with the respect such men deserve.
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Douglas Tidy BNP

It is with great sadness that we have to announce the death of Douglas Tidy.

One of the last of The Few.  Douglas was a World War II Royal Air Force member who flew in Wellington bombers.  Douglas joined the British National Party in 2004 “in order,” he said “to show the British people the true face of the the BNP.

I was proud to have fought for this nation during World War II and by joining the BNP, I am still fighting for the freedom and identity of the British people. It is the only Party of common sense,” he said at the time.

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Last year, at the age of 86, he appeared alongside Nick Griffin at the Battle for Britain fund-raising road show held in the South West, lining-up with two other World War II Spitfire pilots who had joined the BNP.

Douglas spent his final years at the Officers’ Association Country Home at Bishopsteignton in Devon overlooking the River Teign estuary.

“It is a lovely place with a superb garden in which I can walk, and my room looks out over the river. I am truly blessed to have come to this haven of peace in the autumn of my life
,” Douglas told the British National Party’s newspaper Freedom last year.

Last Updated ( Friday, 16 April 2010 14:55 )

 

John Pugh BNP (March 2010)

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It is with great sadness that the BNP website reports the sudden death of John Pugh, the British National Party’s  parliamentary candidate for the Yardley constituency in Birmingham.

John, a former police officer who joined the British National Party two years ago, was a hard-working candidate and would have made an excellent MP.

He was a dedicated activist who played an important roll in the BNP’s European Election campaign when spending a week at the depot helping to organise the distribution of the 29 million election leaflets.

John will be missed by all his friends in East Birmingham BNP and our condolences go to his family

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 31 March 2010 17:53 )

 

Adam Champneys 1938 - 2010

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It is with deepest regret that we have to announce the passing of one of the South East’s most prominent party activists, Adam Champneys.

Mr Champneys passed away after a long and hard-fought illness,” reported South East regional organiser Andy McBride.

“He stood in European and local elections for a party that, in his own words, he loved,”
Mr McBride said.

“In a letter he wrote just days before he passed away, he said that there ‘is only one party for patriotic Englishmen these days, a party that stands for honesty and integrity and I am proud and honoured to be in it’.”

Mr Champneys had many close personal friends, including Nick and Jackie Griffin. The BNP leader and his wife would often stay over with the Champneys in their rural hide away.

Crawley BNP activist Richard Trower, who was a personal friend of Adam and his wife Jan, said, “We haven’t just lost a comrade who gave everything in spreading the word of British nationalism, but a true friend who supported everyone regardless of position.

“He was one of the most down-to-earth men one could ever wish to meet. I shall miss him dearly,” Mr Trower said.

Mr McBride said that party had “lost a true and honourable friend.

“When I last spoke with Adam, he said he hoped to live to see his friend Nick Griffin elected as MP. Sadly this wasn’t to be granted to him, but one can be sure that he will be looking down on Nick as he takes those first steps into Westminster. Rest in peace dear friend.”

 

Denis Adams BNP (30 January 2010)

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Black Country BNP are very, very sorry, to announce the passing of a true Gentleman and Nationalist. Denis Adams sadly passed away on the Thirtieth of January 2010 in his home city of Birmingham after feeling unwell. Denis was a very proud and vocal activist, and was an advocate of being open about his membership of the British National Party. Our heartfelt sympathies go out to Denis's family, friends and colleagues. His passing is an extremely sad loss to the Black Country Branch in particular, in addition to the Solihul branch, of which he was a founding member. What follows can only really be told by one who knew him, so we must thank his much loved daughters for this opportunity to do just that.

 

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 16 February 2010 12:56 )

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SCOTT ATKINSON BNP (12th December 2008)

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The death has been announced of Burnley BNP super-activist Scott Atkinson at the shockingly young age of just 37.

Scott Atkinson had been a BNP member for the past 6 years and had stood as a candidate in the last three local elections, twice in the Gawthorpe ward of Padiham, where he came within 26 votes of winning the seat and most recently in the Coal Clough with Deerplay Ward, where he came second only to the leader of the Council.

Scott openly displayed his pride in his membership of the BNP with his personalised registration plate, V2 BNP, (Victory to the BNP.)

Councillor Sharon Wilkinson
, leader of Burnley & Padiham BNP, paid this tribute to her lost friend and colleague:

“Scott was a committed activist who not only gave his time to the cause here in Burnley, but would regularly travel across the country to support other branches when the need arose.

His value as an activist was much more than his willingness to distribute literature, or to stand and demonstrate, it was his understanding of the need to build a good and solid reputation in his community.

His approach was always polite, with intelligent argument, and for this reason he had been happily accepted into his local neighbourhood action group. They will also miss him.


Scott was a real trooper; he had been by my side for the past 5 weeks delivering Voice of Freedom newspapers door to door. He was a very popular figure in Burnley and Padiham and well known by many.

His sudden and premature death has deeply saddened us all.


Cllr Sharon Wilkinson,
on behalf of Burnley & Padiham Branch,
British National Party.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 16 February 2010 12:55 )

 

Anne Willets BNP (May 2009)

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Team Black Country BNP is saddened to announce the passing of Anne Willets (63), a very active and vocal Nationalist. Anne passed away at home after a long illness.

Anne joined the Black Country branch after a leaflet and newspaper was posted through her door in 2001,” said John Salvage, Black Country BNP correspondent. “Within a month, Anne and others went to their very first Red, White and Blue festival. From the moment she joined, Anne took to political activity in a way which put many lazy armchair Nationalists to shame.

“Week after week, month in and month out, Anne and I were often the only activists to undertake the massive task of putting the Black Country on the map,” Mr Salvage said.

Anne attended every meeting and made sure she donated something each time, however much this may have hurt financially. I have many fond memories of meetings, activities, and fundraising initiatives where Anne made them light, breezy, and very humorous.

“In part of one particular long, hard campaign, Anne leafleted in terrible weather and her feet literally bled. On another occasion, she got rather angry with an argumentative heckler, putting him in his place. They got together at the end of the night though, apologised to each other, and ended up having a right old laugh with him buying her second favourite drink of orange juice, (tea was not available),” Mr Salvage said.

Whilst accompanying myself on speaking engagements nationwide, Anne made many Nationalist friends and encouraged other women to get involved in leafleting. She was happy to be seen at the meetings as one of the ‘proud British ladies’.”

“Anne will be missed by everyone who knew her, and we send our condolences to her family. Without Anne, the job of putting the Black Country in a serious, and professional political position, would simply have been a terribly hard, long and lonely process. Anne always made sure she was there when it really mattered. I want to say thanks Anne, God bless you; we’ll make sure all your hard work is never going to be in vain. See you on the other side.

We grieve the loss of a sister and fellow activist. We will not forget you Anne. We never forget.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 16 February 2010 15:23 )

 

Nigel Williamson BNP (18th March, 2008)

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Councillor Nigel Williamson of Broughton, Cockermouth, Cumbria, died on Tuesday 18th March 2008, at his home, of a heart attack.Born in Whitehaven in 1957, Nigel was educated at Bransty junior and Richmond secondary school. He left school and joined the army for a time then worked locally in various jobs before moving away to London to further his education and find better employment.

Being a Cumbrian at heart it was a great joy to Nigel to be re-united with his childhood sweetheart Martine and move back to Cumbria where they married and made their home in Broughton, a small village just outside Cockermouth.

Always a British Patriot, Nigel’s increasing concerns about the nation brought him to the British National Party. He joined and soon became a tireless activist and campaigner. Nigel was instrumental in setting up the Copeland group of the BNP and was group secretary. He was also a key member of Cumbria BNP security and has helped keep the Chairman and countless others safe in meetings, the RWB festival and events as challenging as the free speech debate in the Oxford Union.

His commitment to the local community was rewarded last November when he was co-opted onto Broughton Moor Parish Council, becoming the first British National Party Parish Councillor in Cumbria. As well as his work for the Parish he was a “digi-pal” for Help the Aged, assisting with the digital switchover in Copeland, an active member of ABEX the Association of British Ex-servicemen and was due to start further volunteer work with Age Concern.

He was a true Patriot and friend and will be missed and remembered by all who knew him.

Our thoughts are with his wife Martine.

The funeral will be at Distington Hall Crematorium, Distington Hall, Distington, Workington, Cumbria, CA14 4QY (North West)Phone: 01946 830561, Thursday, 27th March at 3.30pm, there will be a wake afterwards in a local venue.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 17 February 2010 10:20 )

 

Leslie Griffiths BNP (19th April 2008)

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Les was a well known and well respected member of the community in Carlisle and his passing has brought deep sadness to many people.

I sit here now trying to write a second obituary for a friend within the space of a month and I fear I cannot do him justice in this piece.

Personally I would like to say that Les Griffiths was a strong man, a man who would never turn away from a fight and even though he wasn't in the best of health he stood forward to fight for the people of Upperby, where he was born and brought up, putting himself forward to represent the people of Upperby in these vital city elections, as the British National Party candidate.

Our regular monthly meetings in Carlisle were held in Les's pub, the London Tavern, and much more than that the Tavern became our base camp for this election campaign. Not only did Les open the Tavern on Sundays for us at 9am, he allowed the pub to be turned into a proper HQ on those days of action, with large scale maps set out on the tables for all the wards, literature stocks and maps there to equip the activist's. On Sunday, 6th April, Les was delighted to host the Chairman of the British National Party, Nick Griffin, who attended the tavern to sign and present Les with his red, white and blue, BNP rosette for the campaign. Much more than a campaign HQ the Tavern was where we all ended up after every long day of campaigning and we were welcomed there by Les, his staff and customers.

The centre of our tightly knit British National Party community in Carlisle is missing a brother and great Patriot today. Les Griffiths died as he lived- fighting for what he believed in.


By Clive Jefferson

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 16 February 2010 12:50 )

 


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