Jayda Fransen

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Jayda Fransen
Deputy leader of Britain First
Assumed office
Personal details
Jayda Kaleigh Fransen
Political partyBritain First
OccupationActivist, politician

Jayda Kaleigh Fransen is the deputy leader of Britain First,[1] a far-right British political group in the United Kingdom. In addition to online anti-Islamic activism, she has sometimes been seen in public, carrying a white cross, in "Christian patrols" through predominantly Muslim parts of British towns.[2]

In March 2018, Fransen was sent to jail for to 36 weeks after being found guilty of three counts of religiously aggravated harassment.[3]

Fransen had been a part of the English Defence League, but left due to it being violent.[4]

She was an unsuccessful candidate in the Rochester and Strood by-election, 2014, and the London Assembly election, 2016.

References[change | change source]

  1. "East London Mosque And Muslim Aid Donate 10 Tonnes Of Food To Homeless". HuffPost. Retrieved 20 December 2016.
  2. York, Chris (2 November 2016). "Jayda Fransen Trial Hears Britain First Deputy Leader 'Abused Muslim Woman'". HuffPost. Retrieved 9 December 2017.
  3. "Britain First leader and deputy leader jailed for hate crimes". BBC News. 7 March 2018. Retrieved 7 March 2018.
  4. We Want Our Country Back, 3:30: "Jayda told me she used to be part of the EDL, but left because of their reputation for drink-fuelled violence."