This Pre-Election Live Blog will be edited in real time to give a timeline on how much money we are raising for the GE2017 snap election.
We had always known we would make 2017 the year of the Pirate, making real successes in local elections but we never thought we’d have so many come forward wanting to #BeThePirate for the snap general election.
We currently have not one, not two, not three... not four... but (wait for it) five candidates standing around the UK. This means we need a minimum of £2,500 in deposits alone.
But it doesn't stop there. Many more have come forward wanting to stand up for their local communities and to fight back against the government, to protect our civil liberties from being eroded.