I’m sure every other party right now is saying “...and we must charge on and build on these results!” despite almost all of them either losing vote share or seats so let’s go over the facts.
Pirates were one of the few parties to make gains. Our over all vote share went up and the number of votes pulled in increased even more dramatically, more than doubling, widening our exposure from 1130 to 2321 since the last election.
The snap General Election was always known to be an election that favoured the big parties. Labour and the Tories campaign constantly pushed you into a pigeon hole of voting for one or the other.
But we’ve proven that a party that truly understands digital and has the will to be dynamic, to follow the manifesto of it’s membership, we can mobilise quickly. We have seen ten Pirate candidates where many parties either didn’t stand at all or fielded substantially fewer candidates. This allowed us to increase from six to ten over the last election.