Loz is an energetic campaigner on civil liberties, Internet freedom and the rights of whistleblowers. He has appeared widely in international media on these issues, with contributions to the BBC, CNN, The Guardian and Le Monde amongst others. He speaks frequently in public on matters ranging from intellectual property to reimagining business models for the 21st century. 2011 speaking invitations have included UCL debating society, Manchester Social Media Cafe, and the MA in Innovation Management at St Martins, London.
His first work for the party was as election agent for Tim Dobson during the 2010 General Election, subsequently becoming a governor of PPUK. He was elected leader in September 2010, and stood in the Oldham East and Saddleworth by-election in January 2011. In May 2011 he was part of the team that delivered PPUK's hitherto best result in council elections.
He also works as a composer, musical director, university lecturer and workshop leader. Recent projects have included residencies with GCSE students and shows for Full Body and the Voice Theatre, a professional company of learning disabled actors. He lives in Central Manchester where he is an active part of the political, cultural and social media communities.
Loz writes about what motivates his interest in politics:
"We are at a critical juncture. The Internet means that there is a world of potential out there. With the right policies, we could end the trap of poor education outcomes, break down the barriers of an increasingly divided Britain, open up sustainable growth, and see the end of dictators around the world keeping their peoples in the dark. This is the kind of politics I want to put in to action." - Loz Kaye
Sadly, the way of the coalition and the Labour party points in the opposite direction. Web disconnection laws, lack of investment in fundamental infrastructure and the erosion of civil liberties can only lead to greater exclusion. Brave individuals are prepared to raise their voices in dissent, but we need more than that, we need a political movement.
Every single member, every single pound donated, every single vote for the Pirate Party is a message to the Westminster elite that it's time for a new agenda."
Loz is available for speaking engagements. He can be contacted via firstname.lastname@example.org
His twitter feed is @LozKaye.
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World's leading authors: state surveillance of personal data is theft http://t.co/Rsh5jMG6W2 via The Guardian
iSPY: How the internet buys and sells your secrets http://t.co/agn67UUz4u via The Spectator
Review into EU copyright laws launched http://t.co/kCg05Z98SV