About the Press Team

Pirate Party spokespeople are always ready to give a lively, informed, and often provocative view on the issues of the day. Whether it's tech politics, civil liberties, the EU, local issues or anything else we'll have something to say.  

For interview requests, specific statements or quotes, or to automatically receive press releases email the Press Office at press@pirateparty.org.uk or call us on 0161 987 7880.  You can find more contact details on our contact page if you would like to get in touch with a specific person or team.

If you would like further information about a specific person you can find biographies and images on their profile page by searching our staff and volunteer list and you can access some of the many appearances online, in print, on TV and radio on our press archive.


National Press Releases

  • Monday, 20 April, 2015 - 11:30

    The Pirate Party is to run on UK politics' first truly crowd-sourced manifesto. The Pirate Party stands for bringing democracy closer to people and making a politics which works with them.

    The General Election fighting manifesto for candidates is here.

    The full policy set is available at: https://pirateparty.org.uk/Policy

    Key points are:

    • No warrantless...
  • Friday, 13 March, 2015 - 16:30

    In a recent report by the Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC), MPs singled out privacy campaigners by selectively quoting evidence that seemingly implies an indifference toward terrorism.

    The inquiry was tasked to investigate the impact intrusive surveillance activities has on privacy. It was sparked after whistleblower Edward Snowden exposed US and UK mass surveillance programmes and detailed extensive internet and phone surveillance.

    Pirate Party Leader, Loz Kaye said:

    "The selective quoting of Big Brother Watch, Justice and Liberty to...

  • Thursday, 12 March, 2015 - 12:30

    The Pirate Party has announced it will be standing at least one candidate in Sheffield for the General Election in May.  Andy Halsall was selected by local members on the 5th of March 2015.

    This will be the first time in the Party's five and a half years of campaigning in the UK that it will be standing candidates in Sheffield. Previously the party has contested Parliamentary seats in various parts of the UK, including London, Manchester, Derby and Leicester, as well as the European Election in 2014 and Scottish Parliamentary Elections.

    Andy Halsall, who recently stepped...

  • Thursday, 12 March, 2015 - 12:15

    The report by the Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC) has said that the current piecemeal framework which governs how our intelligence services operate is unnecessarily complicated, resulting in a lack of transparency that is not in the public interest. 

    Its inquiry has looked at the impact intrusive surveillance activities have on privacy. It was sparked after whistleblower Edward Snowden exposed US and UK mass surveillance programmes and detailed extensive internet...

  • Friday, 27 February, 2015 - 17:15

    As the Labour Party gears up its attempt to attract younger voters, Ed Miliband has committed the party to keeping tuition fees in place, but reducing them by 1/3 to £6000 a year.

    Loan interest rates would also increase from 3% to 4% for graduates in the highest tax brackets. This increase would pay for students from basic income tax families to receive an additional £400 pounds of maintenance.

    The Pirate Party committed to eliminating tuition fees in 2010, reiterating that position again in its 2011/12 policy process.

    Pirate Party Salford's Candidate Sam Clark...