National Press Releases

  • 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...

    Contact Name:
    Garry Kitchin
  • 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...

    Contact Name:
    David A Elston
  • 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. Then go to to vote.

    If you are having any issues voting, in the first instance e-mail...

    Contact Name:
  • 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@...

    Contact Name:
    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


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