General Election 2015

Help Give Manchester a Different Voice

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Help Give Manchester a Different Voice

It's time for Manchester Central to have an independent voice. I want to stand to restore faith in our broken democracy, to speak out for our freedoms and make a Manchester – and country- where everyone can get their fair share.

I've been backing grassroots campaigns to stop companies ruining our city by letting buildings stand empty when they should be used to benefit the community. I've been challenging the Manchester planning committee for more green space.

It's not long since the Manchester Central by-election. Since then the LibDems, Greens and Tories have all ditched their candidates but the Pirate Party and I have stood by the constituency.

For some politics is just theory- I'm about action. As Manchester Central MP I could do so much more.

I'm going to need your help though - we need to raise money to back the campaign, defending freedom, doesn't come free!

Please donate anything you can, and I'll do all I can:

http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/lozmcr15

General election 2015: Three things we learnt about the UK Pirate Party

Article at International Business Times. IBTimes UK speaks to Loz Kaye about the party's prospects at the general election.

Wednesday, 21 January, 2015 - 14:45

#VotePirate To Support Artists. Yes, Really

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The first skirmishes of General Election 2015 are being fought. Rather predictably, they have focused on the big parties' spending plans. With a breathtaking lack of self awareness Labour accused the Tories of producing a 'dodgy dossier' about their budget ideas. One of the spats that many people noticed was the Labour press office's rapid rebuttal of the idea that a Miliband government would reverse arts cuts. So, the election campaign has already seen a fight as to who can be the nastiest party to the UK's creative sector.

2015 – Looking Forward

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The end of the year is often a time when people like to look back. Well, as usual I prefer to look forward. The new NEC members Will and George have made a good start with that, in a couple of weeks we've got the preparation for the General Election well under way, meeting electoral services to discuss the timetable. to planning campaigns, looking at designs.

One thing I'm worried about for 2015 is that people will miss out on their right to vote. The meetings we have had with people in charge of voter registration have indicated the changes in rules have let some people behind. This is particularly hitting young people and students. You can register online now at https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote .

We've already got some candidates declared for the General Election, discussions underway with more- and of course we want to hear from any of you thinking of standing at a local or parliamentary level.

Local Debates not Leaders' Debates

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Anyone would think we are going to elect a president next year. Politicos, the media and the Twittersphere have been obsessing about the format of the Leaders' debates in the run up to the General Election.

What this has really been about is the largest forces in UK politics, from the Tories to the Greens promoting their own self interest rather than really doing what would reinvigorate creaking British democracy.

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