Obituary: Christine Freeman
It is with profound sadness that we announce the death of Christine Freeman, a popular and well-known activist from Essex.
On Wednesday, 27th November, we said a final farewell to Christine who passed away on 19th October.
Her ashes were interned at Bowers Gifford Crematorium in Pitsea, Essex, by her partner Paul Borg.
Father Dan read a service before each person laid a single red rose on her grave.
A wake followed at nearby Cromwell Manor attended by family members and friends of both Paul and Christine, with a good number of BNP activists in attendance to pay their respects and raise a glass to a friend and fellow nationalist.
Christine came into the party sometime in 2014 with her partner Paul Borg. a long-serving British National Party member, activist, and organiser from London.
They quickly established themselves with regular leafleting sessions and would regularly be seen in Hornchurch, Essex.
Using the anti-Islamist ‘Timebomb’ leaflet, Christine and Paul upset the local establishment with councillors and local press going overboard.
The local rag The Hornchurch Recorder quickly jumped on it. However, their negative media coverage gave the BNP extensive free publicity.
Christine Freeman: Activist
Christine was admired for her unconventional ways of seeking publicity.
For example, when shopping with her partner, she would rearrange pillows emblazoned with a single letter to spell the word BNP.
Paul would then take a photo for Facebook, and she would leave the pillows there for all to see.
2015 Activist of the Year
It was in 2015 at the British National Party annual conference that Christine received the Activist of the Year award.
Christine and Paul later moved to Basildon, Essex, where they took over the local group with Christine as organiser and Paul as secretary.
They set up a branch phone number, email, and PO Box with some notable success.
Christine represented the BNP on two occasions as a co-candidate with Paul Borg in the Essex County Council elections (Pitsea Division) and then later as a candidate for the Lee Chapel North by-election.
She also had begun to speak at meetings. However, sadly, her attendance at meetings was limited as her illness took hold.
It was at 16:40 on Saturday, 19th October, when Christine passed away with Paul and family members by her bedside.
The British National Party sends its heartfelt condolences to Christine’s bereaved family, her many friends, and Paul.
She will be greatly missed, and she will never be forgotten.
Rest in peace, Christine, and thank you for all you did.