David A Elston

Pirate Party Activist and Charity Trustee Major Play Park Upgrade Success

Led by Lisa Austin, Sally Gardiner, Charlotte Cook and David Elston, they collected £3,500 towards the project, which will involve the complete upgrade of the existing play area, including the installation of new play equipment and site resurfacing.

Friday, 4 May, 2018 - 22:30

Young people not permitted to be party political in Wales - Pirates think differently

Sunday, 1 April, 2018 - 13:00

If you live in Wales, are aged 11-18 and want to take part in the Welsh Youth Parliament you will not be allowed to disclose your party affiliation.

The Welsh Government announced the end to their consultation in November 2017 and have decided on the particulars surrounding the Welsh Youth Parliament, despite never publishing the results of the consultation.

YouTube Comedian Count Dankula Found Guilty

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YouTube Comedian @CountDankulaTV has been found GUILTY under the Communications Act of causing "mass offence" for telling a "grossly offensive" joke despite not a single complaint reaching the police.

Count Dankula has well over 100,000 subscribers on youtube and outreach on other platforms, such as around 50,000 twitter followers. His notoriety only started to boom when he created the Nazi Pug video joke. Before, during and after the video he made it clear it was a small wind up joke to annoy his girlfriend and the premise of the joke is that, Nazi's are bad, yet he has been subjected to legal proceedings initiated by police intelligence units for over two years as a result of this joke.

Pirate Party UK Appoints New (Old) Deputy Treasurer

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The fools! They’ve trusted me with all the money!

 

 

The newly elected NEC is currently strategising for 2018 and the up coming local elections – but while they do that, I’m now sitting in my nice little back office, counting pieces of eight as the new Deputy Treasurer. Well, maybe not "new" as I've been in the party a while now... but you ge the picture.

Here are some things you might not know about our finances:

  1. We are the most affordable political party in the UK to join, with membership as low as £3.
  2. We are the first British political party to accept Bitcoin.
  3. We have a great Deputy Treasurer.

Fascinating right?

Pirate Party UK Elects full new NEC

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

NEC Interal Election Voting Period now open!

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 https://www.pirateparty.org.uk/election/full-nec-election-2017 to vote.

Nominations validated for NEC Internal Election

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.

Nominations Period is now open for NEC internal elections!

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.

Standing down but not walking away

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Did anybody catch the last three years? I blinked.

I’ve been a member of the Pirate Party UK since 2014. In that time I’ve stood in seven different elections, held four different positions and…

...as I type this I feel, this isn’t what anyone is interested in. We’ve all contributed to the party substantially and no one need list their contributions. To each of us, we gave something of great importance and at times, we no doubt questioned if we could afford to, but we did so willingly anyway.

I’ll always be tremendously grateful to everyone who found the courage to band together on what some may describe as a journey but at times felt more like a siege to protect our liberties.

Czech Pirate Party win seats in 2017 National Elections

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.

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