4 Sep 2020

‘We call her the Windrush champion’ – funeral held for campaigner Paulette Wilson

Social Affairs Editor and Presenter

The funeral of prominent Windrush campaigner Paulette Wilson has taken place in Wolverhampton.

Ms Wilson was wrongly detained and threatened with deportation by the Home Office, even though she had lived in the UK for nearly 50 years.

She died suddenly last month. Her courage in sharing her experience has been credited with inspiring many hundreds of Windrush victims to come forward and seek justice.