Implement proportional representation

We see proportional representation as vital to ensuring that government properly represents everyone, and that everyone's voice matters in elections. We intend to restart the national debate and push for a system of proportional representation to be implemented for all elections in the UK.

Votes at 16

Everyone is affected by government policy, but the disparity between representation and responsibility is greatest between those aged 16, who cannot vote, and those aged 18 who can.

Everything from education policy through to health and social policy can have an immediate effect on 16 year olds have no say in who represents them at a national and local level. At 16 a person can join the Army, but not vote. A 16 year old can work, but not vote. A 16 year old is old enough to be tried in a court and punished for breaking the law, but cannot vote.

Ancoats and Clayton By-Election Result (December 2013)

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No, this isn't deja vu, Loz stood yesterday in yet another by election for Ancoats and Clayton. The ten primary positions of his campaign can be seen on the Manchester PPUK blog.

With it being a colder/darker time of year, and another by-election not long after the last one, it was the unfortunate expectation that it would be difficult to get voters out to vote. That, and with ten candidates to the seven from last time voters had a wider choice (a good thing) it is realistic to see the overall turnout be lower (last time was 13.5%) as well as vote shares being divided and thus trending lower than last time.

As before the Pirate message was a strong call to all electors to exercise their democratic right/responsibility and to vote, no matter who for.

Pirate Party UK - Best ever result in a UK election

Friday, 4 May, 2012 - 18:15

Loz Kaye beats Lib Dem in Bradford ward.

Maria Aretoulaki recieved more than double the votes of her UKIP rival

The Pirate Party UK stood three candidates in Manchester on Thursday, Tim Dobson in Ancoats and Clayton, Maria Aretoulaki in City Centre and Loz Kaye in Bradford ward. Our candidates and activists have been working hard to make contact with those in their wards with a positive result for the Pirate Party and for the people in the wards where they stood.

Best ever result for the Pirate Party in Scotland

Friday, 4 May, 2012 - 18:15

Pirates beat UKIP in Edinburgh Meadows/Morningside.

The Pirate Party UK stood three candidates in Scotland on Thursday, Rob Harris in Anderston, Glasgow, Finlay Archibald in Govan, Glasgow and Phil Hunt in Meadows/Morningside, Edinburgh. Our candidates and activists have been working hard getting their message out to voters, with Phil Hunt in Edinburgh getting the best result that the Party has seen in Scotland and both Rob and Finlay seeing a positive progression in their results.

Pirate Party UK Contests First Scottish Parliament Elections

Friday, 6 May, 2011 - 15:00

The Party fielded 8 candidates in 2 regions, polling at 581 in Glasgow and 850 in West of Scotland, for a total of 1431 for the 2011 Scottish Parliament Elections.

The Party ran the following candidates on the regional lists. In Glasgow, the candidates were:

Pirate Party set new Party record for England in Local Elections

Friday, 6 May, 2011 - 03:45

The Pirate Party UK are welcoming a great first result in their local electoral efforts with council candidate Graeme Lambert picking up over 3% of the vote in Moorside.