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 2017 local elections and went on to build on this success in the Vale of Glamorgan General Election, increasing his votes from 106 to 127.
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
|Vale of Glamorgan GE2017 Candidate||June 2017|
|St Athan LE2017 Candidate||May 2017|
|Deputy & Acting Leader||February 2017|
|Community Councillor (St Athan)||March 2016||May 2016|
|Acting Leader||Feb 2016||Feb 2016|
|Bridgend GE2015 Candidate||April 2015|
|Governor of the Board||January 2015||July 2015|
|Spokesperson for Wales||December 2014||Feb 2017|
|Pirate Party Wales Founder||October 2014|
|Date of Election||Constituency/Ward/Position||Votes||% of Votes|
|8th June 2017 General Election||Vale of Glamorgan||127||0.2%|
|4th May 2017 Local Elections||St Athan||75||7.6%|
|4th May 2017 Local Elections||Flemingston & Eglwys Brewis||125||17.4%|
|2nd February 2017 Internal By-Election||NEC - Deputy Leader||21||67%|
|1st March 2016 Local By-Election||Flemingston & Eglwys Brewis||Co-Opted||N/a|
|4th July 2015 Internal Election||NEC - Deputy Leader||40||93%|
|5th May 2015 General Election||Bridgend||106||0.3%|
|16th January 2015 Internal By-Election||Governor||5||100%|
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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