Jon Fuller is an environmental activist with 30 years experience. He has worked in the NVDA movement and also formed traditional community campaigns such as the STOP A130 campaign, CAROB (Campaign Against the Rochford Outer Bypass), the two campaigns to stop expansion of Southend Airport (CAGG and SAEN), the campaign to stop the road widening scheme at Priory Park (PPPS) and the No Estuary Airport Campaign. He has formed other campaigns in support of low carbon technologies like on-shore wind farms. He is well known in the south east of Essex, making regular appearances on local radio and TV.
Jon’s most controversial and successful campaign was a road safety campaign initiated in the mid-1990s to tackle the UK’s appalling child pedestrian fatality rate. The UK was killing twice the number of child pedestrians than the EU average. Following the mass leaflet of the Sedgefield constituency (for which PM Tony Blair’s was MP) the UK government committed to halving the number of children killed and seriously injured within 10 years. That target was reached 3 years year in 2007; by which time the lives of 520 children had been saved.
Jon joined the Green Party in 2014 and stood as parliamentary candidate for Southend West at the May 2015 general election.
In January 2016 Jon initiated a project to transform climate change campaigning.