Press Releases

  • Mark Chapman / David A Elston
    Sunday, 1 April, 2018 - 13:00

    If you live in Wales, are aged 11-18 and want to take part in the Welsh Youth Parliament you will not be allowed to disclose your party affiliation.

    The Welsh Government announced the end to their consultation in November 2017 and have decided on the particulars surrounding the Welsh Youth Parliament, despite never publishing the results of the consultation.

    Those aged 11-18 are permitted to take part, the first elections will be November 2018 and there will be 60 members but none are allowed to disclose their party association(s). Indeed it is unclear if any register of...

  • Garry Kitchin
    Thursday, 8 February, 2018 - 14:15

    Dear Members,

    I'm writing to you to announce that due to recent elections to the National Executive Committee, there are three vacancies on the Board of Governors.

    The Board is intended to house nine Governors who contribute to the party. Ideally a range of voices, including seasoned pirates and those with a fresh view, are very valuable to adding a guidance and experience to the party, amending the constitution or providing oversight. If you ever wanted to help keep the Pirate Party on track, you should consider volunteering yourself at the election.

    Specifically,...

  • Mark Chapman
    Tuesday, 30 January, 2018 - 20:45

    Today, Appeal Court judges ruled the Government's intrusive mass digital surveillance regime (better known as the "Snoopers' Charter") unlawful. This has been a core campaign issue for the Pirate Party UK over the years, as well as for non-partisan groups such as Liberty, Privacy International, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and the Open Rights Group.

    Pirate Party Spokesperson Mark Chapman said:

    "We are extremely encouraged to hear that the court has recognised the importance of individual digital privacy - something which we have long campaigned for. What we need now...

  • Garry Kitchin
    Monday, 1 January, 2018 - 15:15

    Dear Pirate Party Member,

    I am writing to all members as the Nominations Officer for Pirate Party UK.

    As some of you may be aware, there are local elections due to be held on Thursday 3rd May 2018. These are taking place all over the country with around 4,000 council seats up for grabs. Here are the local authorities where elections will take place.

    Local elections represent a fantastic opportunity to spread awareness about the Pirate Party. Fighting...

  • David A Elston
    Sunday, 26 November, 2017 - 21:15

    Ahoy my fellow pirates

    The polls closed at 22:00 Friday night, so if you didn't cast your vote already, then tough!

    The ballots have been counted and scored using the ERS97 Single Transferable Vote proportional system (STV) with Re-Open Nominations (R.O.N) used as a candidate in each election.

    The results are as follows:

    For the position of Party Leader:

    There were 3 candidates competing for 1 seat.

    Harley Faggetter 18
    Jason Winstanley 5
    R.O.N.  1
    Abstained 2
    Spoilt 0

    Congratulations. Harley Faggetter is declared...

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