David Anthony Elston

David is the Pirate Party UK Deputy Leader and current Acting Leader.


David is a University Graduate, being the youngest of the first year to ever graduate from his Computer Games Development course and immediately went into a career working for various computer and technology companies. Now self-employed David takes the time to be a Pirate!

During the GE2015 David stood as the Pirate Party UK's Official Candidate for the constiutency of Bridgend, receiving 106 (0.3%) votes and has previously been a Governor of the Board. Lately David broke a new Pirate record, polling 7.6% in the LE2017. David is now the Official Candidate for the constituency of the Vale of Glamorgan.


David’s top priorities are :

  • Personal and Digital Freedoms
  • Civil Liberties
  • Openness and Transparency
  • Young People



“We need to get politicians in that do not act like school teachers trying to control a playground, we need politicians that do more than flex legislative muscle, arbitrarily banning things and instead have a more diverse collective with increased and appropriate powers to support and educate people into better life choices.” – David Anthony Elston


Political Roles

  Start End
St Athan GE2017 PPC June 2017  
St Athan LE2017 PPC May 2017  
Deputy & Acting Leader February 2017  
Community Councillor (St Athan) March 2016 May 2016
Acting Leader Feb 2016 Feb 2016
Deputy Leader

July 2015

Feb 2016

Bridgend GE2015 PPC April 2015  
Governor of the Board January 2015 July 2015
Spokesperson for Wales December 2014 Feb 2017
Pirate Party Wales Founder October 2014  
Member May 2014



Unite Union Member
"Saints" St Athan Areas of Play Trustee
East Vale Residents Co. Ltd. Shareholder & Director
People's Press Printing Society Share Holder (Morning Star)
Short Pirate story:

"A captured pirate was brought before Alexander the Great. “How dare you molest the sea?” asked Alexander. “How dare you molest the whole world?” the pirate replied, and continued: “Because I do it with a little ship only, I am called a thief; you, doing it with a great navy, are called an emperor."


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