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I'm looking to become the Pirate Party Candidate in Waveney, Suffolk

Hello everyone, my name is Adam Clarke, I'm 19 and currently doing a level 3 IT apprenticeship following an extended 3 year stint at college studying History, Psychology, Computing and Maths AS, then jumping ship to Film Studies, Creative Writing and English Literature A Levels.

I am a socialist, left-leaner and I care desperately about our digital rights and access to information at such a pivotal time in human history. I feel slowly these new-found freedoms are being eroded and it is up to us, the people, to try and take that power into our hands and protect freedom of access and net-neutrality, as well as foster an online library of information for people of all wealths and backgrounds to access. As such, I felt that my allegiances lay best with the Pirate Party and their ideals of digital reform, liberal reform, economic stimulation through investment rather than austerity, the complete top-down reorganisation and refocus of education, the removal of nuclear systems like trident, protection of the NHS, transparency and equality within the judicial system, and equality within the welfare state.

Pirate Party Candidate for Bridgend!... Me!

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Hello Wales and hello Bridgend! My name is David; your newest PPC and together we can put a Pirate in Parliament!

Pirate Party UK will contest Green target seat, Sheffield Central

Thursday, 12 March, 2015 - 12:30

The Pirate Party has announced it will be standing at least one candidate in Sheffield for the General Election in May.  Andy Halsall was selected by local members on the 5th of March 2015.

This will be the first time in the Party's five and a half years of campaigning in the UK that it will be standing candidates in Sheffield. Previously the party has contested Parliamentary seats in various parts of the UK, including London, Manchester, Derby and Leicester, as well as the European Election in 2014 and Scottish Parliamentary Elections.

Prospective EU Candidate: Jack Allnutt

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Hi, I'm Jack and I would like you to select me to be one of the Party's candidates in the European Parliamentary Elections in May.   

I've been a Pirate for a long time. I joined the Party shortly after it was formed and after reading about the success of the Swedish party, I believed in the ideas that the party stood for.  I could see that there was a need for a Pirate Party in the UK and, as a computer programmer and self-confessed geek, the ideas of re-balancing copyright, the protection of privacy and restoration of civil liberties and promotion of free/open source software in the public sector struck a chord.

Since then I have been involved in activism on the ground, organising regional meet-ups and working with our candidates during the general election, and local and parliamentary elections in Greater Manchester.  I have been a part of every election Pirates have been involved in here in Manchester. I have delivered thousands of leaflets, made the case for our candidates to people all over Manchester. I've done this because it is the right thing to do, because our Party and our candidates are needed. I'm willing to work for that.

Prospective EU Candidate: George Walkden

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I'm a lecturer and researcher in linguistics at the University of Manchester, where I've been working since receiving my PhD in 2012. Before that I studied French and German, and lived and worked briefly in Germany in the (justifiably) much-reviled pharmaceutical industry. My main policy interests are, unsurprisingly, in issues surrounding access to knowledge: the costs of higher education, the dangers of digital exclusion, language policy, and open access to academic research.


 I've been active in promoting the latter for some time now, and founded a no-fees open access e-journal in 2011. I look forward to the opportunity to stand as a candidate, and will bring my administrative, public speaking, language and research skills to the team.As regards Europe, though I am pro-referendum as a consequence of my belief in direct democracy, I think the evidence indicates that membership of the EU is beneficial to its citizens. Nevertheless, I am deeply sceptical about the level of transparency and democracy in EU institutions: for instance, the ongoing central role of the unelected European Commission is not acceptable in a 21st-century EU. 

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