Christine Bedier, one of the Parties most effective and dedicated campaigners, died on Sunday morning after a long illness. Christine made an impact upon everyone she came across in the Party and heaven help you if you were not as committed and active as she was! But whatever happened you knew whether you were a campaigner, a candidate, a volunteer, councillor or MP she would work her socks off for you.
Christine was a constituency agent in Dover where she organised a marginal constituency to ensure David Shaw held his seat in 1992. Christine then took on the role as Regional Campaign executive for the Highlands of Scotland which involved travelling hundreds of miles and across seas to attend small meetings – Christine never complained.
After her time in Scotland Christine moved back to England to become an ACD, firstly for South London, then at the Party’s request took on the difficult job of sorting out the campaign organisation in Kent prior to the 2005 General election. Christine could always be relied upon to do a good and effective job and, if the party required it, would turn her hand to anything. Christine was one of a very few genuine campaigners employed by the Party.
In her personal life Christine was devoted to her beloved husband Albert and in the last few years had the joy of grand children to spoil rotten. Christine made a difference.
By David Canzini, former Head of Campaigns at CCHQ