National Press Releases

  • Friday, 17 November, 2017 - 22:00

    Ahoy fellow Pirates, candidates and members alike

    The voting period for the 2017 Internal NEC elections is open from 22:00 today and will close in a week on the 24th November at the same time, 22:00.

    You have to be logged in and a paid up member in order to vote. If you are having any issues voting, in the first instance e-mail nominations@pirateparty.org.uk

    The voting system being used, per our party's constitution is the Single Transferable Vote proportional system, or STV. The...

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  • Tuesday, 14 November, 2017 - 21:30

    Ahoy fellow Pirates and electioneers!

    As of 22:00 Friday the Nominations period had closed and the campaign period opened for the Pirate Party UK internal NEC election. Campaigning can continue up until voting ends, 24th November at 22:00 with voting itself opening 17th November at 22:00.

    The following nominations as of today have been found to be valid by myself and the two official election monitors. If you wish to contest that the nominations below are valid, e-mail nominations@...

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    David A Elston
  • Friday, 27 October, 2017 - 14:00

    Ahoy fellow Pirates!

    As of 22:00 today the Nominations period will commence for elections to the Pirate Party UK NEC. Nominations will close 10th November at 22:00, which will also be the start of the Campaign period.

    If you'd like to take part and put yourself forward as a candidate, then take a look at the description of the NEC and the specific roles in the NEC Code of Practice and look for what you need to do...

    Contact Name:
    David A Elston
  • Monday, 23 October, 2017 - 21:45

    Ahoy fellow Pirates,

    Our NEC internal elections are due with nominations opening 27th October. This will be our two-yearly full NEC election, for the positions of Leader, Deputy Leader, Nominating Officer, Treasurer and Party Secretary with a recent change removing the office of Campaign Officer.

    A full timetable for the election is here:

    - 27th October: Nominations open
    - 10th November: Nominations close & Campaigning starts
    - 17th November: Voting opens
    - 24th November: Voting closes & Campaigning ends

    ...

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    Harley Faggetter / Mark Chapman
  • Monday, 23 October, 2017 - 15:45

    Czech Pirate Party (Česká pirátská strana) made massive gains recently in their National Government, winning 22 seats making them the third largest party, polling only 0.5% behind Civic Democratic Party, the 2nd largest party but making significantly larger gains.

    This 10.8% vote share is an 8.1% increase on their 2013 figures, where they polled 2.7% but didn't qualifty for any representatives.

    David A Elston, Pirate Party UK Acting Leader said, "We send our congratulations to the Czech Pirate Party for their dramatic achievement. They have demonstrated that the...

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    David A Elston

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Current Internal Elections

Full NEC Election 2017 - View
Nominations opened: 27 October, 2017 - 23:00
Nominations close: Friday, 10 November, 2017 - 22:00
Voting opens: Friday, 17 November, 2017 - 22:00
Voting closes: Friday, 24 November, 2017 - 22:00