Operation Doubloons is live!

Friday, 2 June, 2017 - 17:45

Our 2017 snap general election crowdfunder has just gone live. Score yourself some Pirate booty, and help make politics a little bit better at the same time.

Pre-Election Donations Live Blog

David Elston's picture

This Pre-Election Live Blog will be edited in real time to give a timeline on how much money we are raising for the GE2017 snap election.

We had always known we would make 2017 the year of the Pirate, making real successes in local elections but we never thought we’d have so many come forward wanting to #BeThePirate for the snap general election.

We now have a staggering ten candidates, meaning we need to raise £5000 in deposits alone!

But it doesn't stop there. Many more have come forward wanting to stand up for their local communities and to fight back against the government, to protect our civil liberties from being eroded.

Click here to donate.

Help Put More Pirates In the European Parliament

Loz Kaye's picture

It's the European Parliament Elections.

Defending free culture doesn't come cheap. Nor does running elections. We don't get the money we need to campaign from fat cats and big backers. We are funded by people like you, through your donations and your membership payments, we couldn't do it without you.

We need to keep our issues front and centre in the European Parliament and the best way to do that is to put more Pirates in the Parliament.   

Whats more, we need to keep building the party, we have come a long way in the last year, done many of the things we aimed for in the last two years, but there is still a lot of work to do. It takes time, volunteers and money.

Thank you for the donations!

Editor's picture

We'd like to thank all of the people that have kindly donated money to our campaign funds for the General Election.  At the time of putting our progress bar online yesterday, we had £300 donated.  At the time of writing this blog, we have £2513.98, which is 5 candidate's deposits paid for or 3 constituency mailouts paid for.

This is fantastic progress in such a short space of time! We really do need the donations to keep on coming, though.  We need a further £4,500 to fund our candidates with mailouts and deposits, and anything more than that will go towards campaign funds for each candidate.