A Green MP for Hastings

A Politics project Hastings, United Kingdom

Elect Jake Bowers as Green MP for Hastings and Rye on May 7th 2015

They did it!

On 19th Mar 2015 we successfully raised


of £2,500 target

71 backers


28 days

Project owner

Part of the Green Party Campaign

New stretch target

To boost the Hastings and Rye Green Party's efforts in electing Jake Bowers as the town's first Green Mp. In the unlikely event of the funds not being spent they will go towards electing Green Party councillors in the 2016 local elections in Hastings.

Project aim

To elect Jake Bowers as Green MP for Hastings and Rye on May 7th 2015

About the project

I plan to be the first Green MP for Hastings. I believe our funky, irreverant town needs an MP that reflects it's radical roots and desperate need for difference. On May 7th 2015, the voters of Hastings and Rye will have a chance to change their MP. Please give whatever you can to help me put my case. The Green Party http://greenparty.org.uk has the policies we need to make Britain a fairer, greener country, but because it has no links with big business, crony donors or unions we are reliant on individuals to give us a fighting chance.

Please donate what you can. 

About Green Party Prospective Parliament Candidate Jake Bowers 

  • Jake Bowers has lived in Hastings since he was two. He went to Christ Church and Blacklands primary schools and Thomas Peacocke Secondary School in Rye. He is now a self-employed journalist and artist blacksmith and lives with his wife and three daughters in Ore.
  • Throughout the early 1990s he was active in environmental direct action group Earth First! across Europe, South East Asia and the Americas, which led to him being imprisoned in Malaysia and Scotland. He was particularly active at places such as Twyford Down, the M11 link Road and against the M77 in Glasgow which led to him being blacklisted by the construction industry.
  • Since 2000 he has worked as a campaigning journalist on many environmental and human rights issues and has worked for the BBC, ITV, the Guardian, the Big Issue and Ecologist magazines.
  • His campaigning media production company, the Gypsy Media Company, was responsible for the BBC creating the first community programme for one of Britain’s oldest ethnic groups in 2005 and the Department of Child Schools and Families adopting Gypsy, Roma and Traveller History Month in 2008.

Please note that pledges of donations to Hastings and Rye Green Party are being placed as a temporary measure and with the agreement of the national Green Party, with the Gypsy Media Company until we have our Cooperative Bank account up and running.