It is with great regret that London BNP has to announce the death of one of its most devoted members, Paul Winnett, who died on Saturday (10th November 2012) after a long illness.
Paul was based in West London and was one of our greatest activists.
Despite being in considerable pain, Paul was always busy doing something for the British National Party whether it was leafleting, canvassing, attending demonstrations or going to meetings.
David Furness, sub regional organiser for West London, said ‘I remember turning up unexpectedly at Paul’s house at 8am to tell him that a group of us are going to South Wales to help the British National Party (for the Welsh Assembly elections 2011) and asking him if he would care to join us”.
Paul’s reply was typical of the man: “Just let me get my coat”. Thirty seconds later we were on our way to Wales.
Always optimistic, he attended every meeting that he could. Not just in West London but East, South and North London as well; he also made many trips to meetings in Essex and Hertfordshire.
One time, activists from West London were going by car to a meeting 40 miles away but all seats were taken.
Paul got around this problem by removing the parcel shelf from the hatchback car and he then sat in the boot of the vehicle for the entire journey.
Formerly of the National Front, Paul obtained the highest ever vote for that party but it was in the British National Party where he found his true home. In 2010 Paul stood as a candidate for the British National Party for the parliamentary seat of Brentford & Isleworth as well as standing for a council election in Northolt on the same day.
Paul Winnett is pictured on the right on a street stall in Ruislip.
He can also be seen on bnptv attending London BNP’s recent demonstration against Abu Qatada (http://bnptv.org.uk/2012/05/london-branch-in-successful-abu-qatada-demon...).
Paul Winnett will be greatly missed by his friends and colleagues.
We salute you Paul.
May you Rest in Peace