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Live blogging the Ancoats and Clayton By-election

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Ancoats and Clayton By-Election Liveblog

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Welcome to the Pirate Party UK Liveblog for the Ancoats and Clayton by-election in Manchester.

Party leader Loz Kaye is running for the Manchester City council seat vacated when Jim Battle resigned to take the job of Deputy Police Commissioner.

Competition will be tough, as we are against all of the major UK parties, and are by far the smallest. We will be providing coverage of the campaign, and the results here through the day, led by Party Governors Stephen Ogden, and Andrew Norton.

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The Skeptical Voter

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Questions – Skeptical Voter

Loz Kaye – Pirate Party Candidate Manchester Central by-election

Skeptical Voter puts focus on candidates' attitudes to evidence-based policymaking.  Here are my responses to their candidate survey.  By way of introduction, I would like to point out that acting on the basis of evidence is one of the core principles of our entire policy platform as endorsed by the party membership this year.

What is Pirate Party politics?

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Election season is underway and some people are hearing about the Pirate Party for the first time. Also voters are being bombarded with leaflets and 70 page manifestos. Here is a quick round up of what we stand for- as most people don't want to wade through a whole huge document.

The Pirate Party is the first genuinely 21st century political movement. It is our aim to set digital policy right at the heart of of British politics where it belongs. Access to broadband should be a right for all, whether in rural or urban communities. We want to see an end to laws that hound individuals, we want to see a country where government is truly open and accountable, and where technology is embraced rather than feared. 

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