Standing down but not walking away

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Did anybody catch the last three years? I blinked.

I’ve been a member of the Pirate Party UK since 2014. In that time I’ve stood in seven different elections, held four different positions and…

...as I type this I feel, this isn’t what anyone is interested in. We’ve all contributed to the party substantially and no one need list their contributions. To each of us, we gave something of great importance and at times, we no doubt questioned if we could afford to, but we did so willingly anyway.

I’ll always be tremendously grateful to everyone who found the courage to band together on what some may describe as a journey but at times felt more like a siege to protect our liberties.

New Member - West Yorkshire, Batley

Hi,

I've recently joined and I'm interested in standing in the local elections in May 2018.

Who do I need to speak to?

I emailed the campaign email address two weeks ago, but there has been no response.

Many thanks, I hope someone picks this up.

Notice of up coming NEC Elections

Monday, 23 October, 2017 - 21:45

Ahoy fellow Pirates,

Our NEC internal elections are due with nominations opening 27th October. This will be our two-yearly full NEC election, for the positions of Leader, Deputy Leader, Nominating Officer, Treasurer and Party Secretary with a recent change removing the office of Campaign Officer.

A full timetable for the election is here:

- 27th October: Nominations open
- 10th November: Nominations close & Campaigning starts
- 17th November: Voting opens
- 24th November: Voting closes & Campaigning ends

ANALYSIS: The Pirate Party and what it proposes for Colnbrook

Little known political group the Pirate Party has been successful in influencing the Boundary Commission in reversing changes to the Slough and Windsor constituencies, but its more radical plans were rejected.  Who are they, and what do they propose for Colnbrook with Poyle?

Monday, 23 October, 2017 - 16:15

Czech Pirate Party win seats in 2017 National Elections

Monday, 23 October, 2017 - 15:45

Czech Pirate Party (Česká pirátská strana) made massive gains recently in their National Government, winning 22 seats making them the third largest party, polling only 0.5% behind Civic Democratic Party, the 2nd largest party but making significantly larger gains.

This 10.8% vote share is an 8.1% increase on their 2013 figures, where they polled 2.7% but didn't qualifty for any representatives.

St Athan Road Safety E-Mail Complaint

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Subject: St Athan Road Safety
Date: Thu, 19 Oct 2017 10:18:22 +0100
From: David A Elston <d.elston@pirateparty.org.uk>
To: c1v@valeofglamorgan.gov.uk

 

Dear Vale of Glamorgan Council

Last year you will no doubt be aware of the press hits in the local papers, the demonstrations with teachers and pupils of the local schools which included a police escort, the video footage published online and the information gathered from the survey from the Community Council. I believe a petition also took place, all in relation to road safety in St Athan.

Regrettably, despite the police calling the roads "not safe" and all the above, improvements to the roads were never made.

Pirates win seats under Luxembourg proportional system

Monday, 16 October, 2017 - 19:45

Standing five Pirates in Luxembourg's 2017 communal elections, Pirate Partei gained 33,566 (1.3%) votes under their Proportional Representation system, which entitles them to three representatives.

David A Elston, Pirate Party UK Acting Leader said:

"Congratulations to the Luxembourg Pirates who gained three seats in the communal elections recently.

‘UK teen almost hacking US officials a serious concern for American security’

It should be very concerning for the US security services that a teenager almost got to access to private information of top officials, including that of the CIA chief, as other hackers might actually do some real harm, Mark Chapman of the UK Pirate Party believes.

Sunday, 8 October, 2017 - 14:15

Why I joined the Pirate Party

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Today I joined the Pirate Party.

Since 1992 I have been politically active, firstly with Labour, and then the Green Party. This journey has involved standing in local elections on numerous occasions, and even being  a Parliamentary Candidate.  So why I did join the Pirate Party?

It has become abundantly clear to me that society is progressing at a fast rate, where the role of technology is becoming critical. Every part of our lives has changed, and set to change further and faster. The very nature of work, society and everyday life is being tranformed to operating on a digital platform.

The other political parties are simply way behind the curve about this reality. The 'Corbyn's Socialism' vs 'Theresa May's  Capitalism' is debate about the past, not the future. They have no answers to the issues of today and the next few decades. They are wedded to the past.

Pirate book review: Utopia for realists

"We need to be unrealistic, unreasonable, and impossible."

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Current Internal Elections

Full NEC Election 2017 - View
Nominations opened: 27 October, 2017 - 23:00
Nominations close: Friday, 10 November, 2017 - 22:00
Voting opens: Friday, 17 November, 2017 - 22:00
Voting closes: Friday, 24 November, 2017 - 22:00