David Elston

Charity Trustee and "Pirate" runs for St Athan

An article in the Glamorgan GEM (see page 3) about David A Elston running as a Pirate candidate for the St Athan seat on Vale of Glamorgan Council

Friday, 28 April, 2017 - 12:00

Pirate Party UK wishes fair winds to Pirate Party Iceland!

Wednesday, 26 October, 2016 - 14:15

As Iceland heads to the polls on Saturday, they have the chance to make history and put Pirates into National Government for the first time ever.

Campaigning on traditional Pirate themes, including transparency in Government with the call for a new constitution, citizenship for Edward Snowden, and wide reaching reform of copyright, the success of the Icelandic Pirates, as well as the interest generated globally have shown there is a void to be filled with a new, current political party that embraces the future rather than fears it.

TTIP antithetical to Pirate Party values

Sunday, 23 August, 2015 - 12:15

Due to the continued secrecy around the Trans-Atlantic Trade Investment Partnership (TTIP) many around the UK do not yet understand how dangerous such a deal is and the ways in which it would impact them.

A day of action took place yesterday and representatives of the Pirate Party attended the 38 Degrees Anti-TTIP demonstration in Salford & Eccles to drag these negotiations into the light.

Pirate Party UK Celebrates 6th Birthday

Thursday, 30 July, 2015 - 02:45

On 30th July 2009, Andrew Robinson registered Pirate Party UK as a political party for the first time. Today, we are proud to celebrate our 6th Birthday, and launch #WeArrSix, our Pirate Party campaign retrospective.

Shabby European Compromise on TTIP

Thursday, 9 July, 2015 - 11:00

The European Parliament has voted on negotiating principles or 'red lines' on the EU-US trade deal TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership). The vote had been delayed after a large number of amendments to the report had been put down.

TTIP has been particularly controversial because of its secret negotiations and potential to undermine European standards. 2.3 million EU citizens signed a petition to Stop TTIP.

General Election 2015: A pirate, a cannabis campaigner and the voice of apathy - the candidates you may not have seen

Beyond the major parties, there are a host of candidates fighting for issues close to their hearts at this General Election

The Pirate Party was the first in the UK to crowd-source its manifesto, gathering policies from all those who submitted them.

Their primary policy, shared with other Pirate Parties in various countries like Sweden and Germany, is the reform of copyright and patent laws.

That aside, the party claims it wants to bring democracy closer to the people and make policy that works.. (Read more on walesonline.co.uk.)

 

Sunday, 26 April, 2015 - 12:00

General Election candidates for Bridgend and Ogmore announced

The parliamentary candidates for next month’s General Election have been officially announced for both the Bridgend and Ogmore constituencies.

Since 2001 the Bridgend constituency has been represented by Labour’s Madeleine Moon, of Porthcawl, who will be defending her seat in May.

The Bridgend candidates, announced last week, also include Aaron David, from Bridgend (Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition), Anita Dawn Davies, from Bridgend (Liberal Democrats), David Anthony Elston, from Bridgend (Pirate Party UK), Meirion Jenkins, from the Sutton Coldfield constituency in Birmingham (Conservative Party), Caroline Jones, from Bridgend (Ukip), Adam John Lloyd, from Bridgend, (National Front), James Christopher Radcliffe, from Bridgend (Plaid Cymru), Les Tallon-Morris, from Bridgend (Independent) and Tony White, from Neath (Green Party).

Wednesday, 15 April, 2015 - 17:30

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