Press Releases

  • David A Elston / Mark Chapman
    Thursday, 11 May, 2017 - 21:30

    The cavalry has arrived, setting a new record for the number of candidates standing on behalf of the Pirate Party in a General Election. Having stood nine candidates in 2010 and six in 2015, now we are fielding a total of ten candidates the length and breadth of the country.

    Neil Blackburn is running in an old Pirate heartland, Manchester Central. Pirates have always stood here on core issues, but Neil also wants to bring an alternative to the Conservative division being created nationally...

  • David A Elston
    Saturday, 6 May, 2017 - 13:15

    The Pirate Party UK stood three candidates across five elections in this week's local elections and the results were announced yesterday. The party hit a new all-time high, averaging 3.77% for higher councils and 9.65% for lower councils.

    Pirate Party UK Acting Leader and Lead Candidate, David Elston, said:

    "Our vote share is going in the right direction. 7.6% for St Athan is a result we can all be proud of, and our other two candidates, Des and Jeb, ran very successful campaigns and were rewarded with excellent results for their first outing into local politics. In the past...

  • David A Elston / Mark Chapman / Jason Winstanley
    Wednesday, 26 April, 2017 - 14:15

    As soon as the snap General Election was announced, Pirates rose from our ranks, willing to take the fight for free culture, evidence based policy, copyright and patent reform, and an end to warrantless blanket mass surveillance to Westminster.

    David Elston, our Acting Leader and Lead Candidate for the Local Elections, standing in St Athan, Vale of Glamorgan will be furthering the campaign upwards, contesting the Vale of Glamorgan seat in South Wales against the incumbent Conservative Secretary for Wales.

    Elston said:

    "I am delighted to be pushing the local campaign...

  • Adrian Farrel
    Sunday, 23 April, 2017 - 16:45

    Saturday 22nd April saw hundreds of thousands of people around the world marching in support of science. These weren't just scientists - "boffins" protecting their own relevance and importance. These were normal, concerned citizens who rallied to the call to support the role of rational thought and facts in everyday politics.

    "The Pirate Party has a firm commitment to evidence-based policy," said Adrian Farrel, Chair of the Pirate Party's Board of Governors. "One of our seven core principles says that We will act on the basis of evidence, with the consent of society through...

  • Rebecca Sentance
    Friday, 21 April, 2017 - 15:45

    A whistleblower exposed a significant conflict of interest at the heart of the government's controversial HS2 project which led to the withdrawal of American firm CH2M from the contract, City AM reported yesterday.

    CH2M was set to be awarded the HS2 contract when a whistleblower alerted rival firm Mace to a major potential conflict of interest involving former HS2 Chief of Staff Chris Reynolds, who had taken up a role with CH2M three months after...

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