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Jonathan Bowden (born 1962 in Kent - died 2012 in Berkshire) was a British artist and political figure who was been involved with a number of political parties and groups, and was also a leading speaker on the nationalist circuit.
Career Jonathan Bowden began his political career as a member of the Conservative Party and the Monday Club. During the early 1990s, he had been the deputy chairman of the Western Goals Institute. Bowden was a founding member, along with Stuart Millson, of the Revolutionary Conservative Caucus set up in 1993, with the aim of introducing "abstract thought into the nether reaches of the Conservative and Unionist party." He was thus prominent in the milieu responsible for the emergence of Right Now! magazine.
He later joined the Freedom Party, for which he acted as Treasurer for a period, and subsequently, with Adrian Davies, was a leader of the Bloomsbury Forum. Bowden went on to join the British National Party (BNP), and was for a period its Cultural Officer.
In July 2007, he resigned from the BNP following a bitter dispute in which an associate of BNP leader Nick Griffin made defamatory allegations against Bowden on a blog. It has been claimed by Martin Webster that Bowden was forced out of the party due to his support for Chris Jackson, who made an unsuccessful attempt to replace Griffin as leader.
After September 2008 Bowden resumed speaking at BNP events, but never rejoined the party. Since the May 2010 elections he had no further connection to the BNP. Jonathan Bowden was the Chairman of the New Right and an associate of Troy Southgate. He died of a heart attack on 29th March, 2012, at his home in Berkshire.
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