Quinn initially served as Director of Security and personal bodyguard to founder Terry Flynn in the movement, until he became leader, taking the title of National Director, in 2000. He now directs the British First Party.
In 2005, a member of Combat 18, Quinn was charged with distributing copies of The Longest Hatred: an examination of anti-gentilism, a book effectively banned when Lady Jane Birdwood was convicted for distributing it. He pleaded guilty to possession of racist material and was given a suspended sentence, although attempts to prove links to the Racial Volunteer Force were not pursued.
On 13 February 2008, Quinn appeared before Watford Magistrates' Court on a charge of racially aggravated public disorder. The charge related to an incident in South Oxhey on 1 December 2007 when it was claimed that Quinn abused ethnic minority passers-by from a British First Party table that he had set up in the area. In September 2008, the jury failed to agree on a verdict in his first trial at St Albans Crown Court. He was convicted of the same charge and given a six month suspended prison sentence at his second trial held at St Albans Crown Court in April 2009.
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