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Former Britain First deputy leader Jayda Fransen quits the party

By Chris Price

The former deputy leader of far-right party Britain First, who was jailed for causing religiously-aggravated harassment during a gang rape trial in Kent, has confirmed she has quit the party.

Jayda Fransen announced her "immediate departure" from the group less than a year after she was convicted at Folkestone Magistrates Court alongside party leader Paul Golding.

She was jailed for 36 weeks for her behaviour during the trial of four men, who were later convicted of raping a 16-year-old girl in a flat above 555 Pizza in Ramsgate.

Jayda Fransen announces her resignation from Britain First (6622474)
Jayda Fransen announces her resignation from Britain First (6622474)

She said she was entering "an exciting and imperative new chapter" saying "something big is coming".

She posted a minute-long video confirming her departure from the party.

She said: "Over the past five years I have enjoyed a leadership role within the Britain First movement.

"It is with fond memories and best wishes for their future endeavours that I announce my immediate departure from Britain First.

Jayda Fransen. Picture: Kent Police
Jayda Fransen. Picture: Kent Police

"That chapter of my life is now finished but an exciting and imperative new chapter is about to commence.

"Now that I am no longer confined to a cell I can shortly reveal what I have just spent nine months in jail preparing for."

"Something big is coming, I want you to be a part of it."

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