Election 2015: The fifty shades of Parliament

Thursday, 2 April, 2015 - 22:00

The the battle for Number 10 has been described as a stark choice between the Conservatives and Labour. But is it really just red against blue? Across the country, parties flying flags of all colours will be vying for your vote....

Initially formed in Sweden, the Pirate Party launched in the UK in 2009. Its 2015 conference had a "bring your own rum" policy.  

According to its website it believes "being a Pirate means that you are independent minded and independent minded politics is what we need right now."

Andy Halsall is standing for the party in Sheffield Central where Labour's Paul Blomfield narrowly saw of the challenge of Liberal Democrat candidate Paul Scriven in 2010 by just 165 votes. (read more)