KENSINGTON (14th July 1988)

Rainbow Alliance Payne and Pleasure Party

Cynthia Payne

Born in Bognor on Christmas Eve 1932. She first hit the headlines in 1978 when the police raided her home in suburban Streatham to find a sex party in full swing. When the case came to court in 1980, she was sent to prison for 18 months, reduced to six months on appeal, for running a brothel. She continued to give an occasional swinging party, and in 1986 was raided again. The resulting court case in January 1987 stole the headlines and kept the nation amused for three weeks before she was found not guilty on 10 charges of controlling prostitutes.

The main themes of her campaign were:

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