Press Releases

  • 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...

  • Jason Winstanley
    Wednesday, 19 April, 2017 - 15:30

    A snap General Election has just been confirmed in the House of Commons, with a vote of 522 to 13.

    Jason Winstanley, Pirate Party Nominations Officer, said:

    "We are ready. We have already sourced many candidates for this election from across the country. We will be announcing candidate names and constituencies in the days that follow, and we encourage others to continue to bolster our ranks, get in touch and ...

  • David A Elston
    Tuesday, 18 April, 2017 - 12:30

    The Prime Minister, Theresa May, has declared her intention to call a snap General Election to be held on the 8th June of this year.

    Pirate Party Leader and prospective Vale of Glamorgan candidate David Elston said:

    "The Prime Minister is putting party politics before the interests of the country. It was actions like these that led to a poorly-orchestrated EU referendum last June. Moreover, they go against the spirit of the Fixed Term Parliament Act (FTPA), which was intended to reduce snap elections, provide stability and stop majority parties rigging the timing of an...

  • David Elston
    Wednesday, 12 April, 2017 - 17:30

    Amongst the many political issues that survive today, the rights of minorities are still, sadly, a contentious issue around the world. It has been reported by several news organisations, that gay men are being forced into and tortured in what some have termed 'concentration camps'.

    Alexander Artemyev, from Amnesty International in Russia,...

  • David A Elston / Mark Chapman
    Monday, 10 April, 2017 - 13:00

    Having successfully submitted the required nomination forms the Pirate Party can confirm that we have three candidates standing for election in this local election cycle.

    Local Pirate Party candidates have already begun dropping leaflets through doors in the Vale of Glamorgan and Hampshire.

    Acting Party Leader David A Elston is standing for the St Athan Ward on Vale of Glamorgan, and is also looking to be elected to the Community Council seat to which he was co-opted last year.

    Joining him in the Vale of Glamorgan is Jebediah Hedges - who is standing...


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