A Green MP for Bournemouth East

by BCP Green Party in Bournemouth, England, United Kingdom

A Green MP for Bournemouth East
We did it
On 11th December 2019 we successfully raised £510 with 17 supporters in 35 days

Help Elect Alasdair Keddie to represent Bournemouth East. Every penny raised will go directly to supporting Alasdair's campaign

by BCP Green Party in Bournemouth, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

The first target of £500 will allow us to cover the candidate deposit for the General Ellection.  £250 will allow us to print more leaflets and run an effective social media campaign to ensure we get our Green message heard.


My name is Alasdair Keddie and I will be standing for election in Bournemouth East for the Green Party.  This will be my third general election in 4 years and I look forward to bringing all of my previous experience to bear on what will be the most important election to date.

This election is occurring in unprecedented circumstances.  Against a backdrop of Climate Emergency, Brexit and a political system that is no longer fit for purpose.  

My campaign priorities are:

  • To demand immediate action on the climate and ecological emergency
  • To fight for a peoples vote and campaign to Remain in the EU
  • To push for urgent reforms to our political system, in order to create a democracy that is fit for purpose
  • To defend the NHS from further privatisation and ensure it is well funded 
  • To continue the fight against the crippling austerity that has blighted the lives of the most vulnerable in our society

This year started out with a campaign to challenge the oil rig in our bay and oppose new fossil fuel extraction.  Working with Save Our Shores, I was able to escalate the campaign through local, regional then national media to highlight the danger of fossil fuel extraction locally.  I met with the climate change campaign coordinator at Greenpeace who then launched a campaign that gathered over 100,000 signatures in opposition to the project.  The end result was The Seahorse Trust taking the Government to court for breaking the commitments of the environmental impact statement and winning the case.  A judicial review is now pending.  

In the Spring I joined the groundbreaking Extinction Rebellion protest in London.  This led to Parliament and hundreds of councils across the country declaring a Climate Emergency and fundamentally changed the conversation in the UK.

I also took part in the momentous People's Vote march where a million people marched on Parliament to demand a final say on Brexit.

Locally, the political landscape has changed dramatically in this area over the past 5 years. In the two most recent elections the Green Party has achieved incredible results:

  • Returning two Councillors in Winton East, with Simon Bull coming in over 900 votes (42%) ahead of the Conservatives.
  • Achieving the second highest vote share in the BCP Council elections in the Bournemouth area, ahead of Labour and the Lib Dems.
  • Returning our Green MEP, Molly Scott Cato in the European Elections, securing a seat where Labour and the Conservatives both failed to get a result.
  • Tabling a motion to BCP Council to declare a Climate Emergency and winning unanimous support.

When I first stood in 2015, The Green Party was the only party here that stood to fight austerity, oppose Trident and support renationalisation of the rail network.  I am proud that the Green Party continues to set the political agenda and leads where others follow.  Other parties are attempting to build political capital by adopting Green policies, but the important message is this: If you want Green, Vote Green!

The Green Party is winning locally and nationally, but we need your support to make sure our voice is heard.  We don't have rich corporate donors or unions to financially support us.  In order to stand candidates we have to fundraise directly from our communities and every penny counts. Please donate what you can to ensure there is a Green voice for Bournemouth East.

A huge thank you to everyone who supports my campaign.

Alasdair Keddie

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£5 or more

£5 Reward

A thank you shout out on our Facebook & Twitter feeds!

£10 or more

£10 Reward

A Vote Green poster and a thank you shout out on our social media

£25 or more

£20 Reward

A Green Party badge, a Vote Green poster and Thanks via social media

£50 or more

£50 Reward

An invitation to our post election celebration party, a Green Party badge, a Vote Green poster and a thank you shout out on Twitter

£100 or more

£100 Reward

All of the above and a meet & greet with your constituency candidate!

£250 or more

£250 Reward

All of the above and a personal thank you card from Alasdair

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