Following the NEC election process at the end of 2015 which attracted no candidates, the party has had no members of the NEC and has been being run by the Board of Governors. Given the lack of candidates, the NEC Elections were perpetually open for people to stand should they wish and we have now had people indicate interest in formally standing for the positions of Deputy Leader and Secretary.
As such, we are looking to run a formal election process for these positions and nominations are now open for these 2 positions from now until 23:55pm on the 19th January. There will then be a 2 week period during which the Party membership can vote. Given that the other positions are technically open as well - if you get in touch with the party (through any of the usual channels - email, Discord or the community forum) we can formally open them up for nomination as well.
You can read about the positions and what is involved here: https://www.pirateparty.org.uk/nominations/so-you-want-stand
You can nominate or second someone here: https://pirateparty.org.uk/election/2017-nec-election
Once the Nominations period is completed, we will run a Vote process for all those positions which have attracted Nominations, and during this time please ask questions of those who have put themselves forward (on Discord - https://discordapp.com/invite/ZtPYHHw, or on the community forum https://community.pirateparty.org.uk/).