General Election

First Pirate Party candidate for Sheffield

A former soldier is to be the first candidate from the Pirate Party to stand for election in Sheffield.

Dad-of-four Andy Halsall, of Upperthorpe, is standing as the party’s candidate for Sheffield Central in the general election in May.

The party – which focuses on bringing about reform to patent and copyright laws,reducing surveillance and ensuring freedom of speech – has been going for five years. 

Tuesday, 17 March, 2015 - 09:15

People make politics: The Pirate Party on why it's crowdsourcing its manifesto

By Dave Neal

THE PIRATE PARTY UK is steadily increasing its position in the political spectrum, aided perhaps by the actions and behaviour of the big three parties.

Taking this further is the organisation's keen eye and large ear for the views of the electorate. In the run up to the General Election, The Pirate Party is again asking the population to steer its policies.

This could put the party at an advantage in this Post-Snowden, more informed world, and cause upset at the polls.

We spoke to the party's latest prospect, Sheffield Central candidate Andy Halsall, about the crowdsourcery and its impact on the party and its politics. (Read more on theinquirer.net)


 

Friday, 13 March, 2015 - 13:00

Pirate Party UK will contest Green target seat, Sheffield Central

Thursday, 12 March, 2015 - 12:30

The Pirate Party has announced it will be standing at least one candidate in Sheffield for the General Election in May.  Andy Halsall was selected by local members on the 5th of March 2015.

This will be the first time in the Party's five and a half years of campaigning in the UK that it will be standing candidates in Sheffield. Previously the party has contested Parliamentary seats in various parts of the UK, including London, Manchester, Derby and Leicester, as well as the European Election in 2014 and Scottish Parliamentary Elections.

Think Different, standing up for Sheffield.

It's General Election time and I'm looking forward to representing the Party and our ideas in Sheffield as the Party's PPC in Sheffield Central.

Five years ago when I helped Tim Dobson with his campaign in Manchester Gorton, I wasn't entirely sure he wasn't mad putting himself on the line for the Pirate Party. But I helped out and we learned a lot. I realised he was doing absolutely the right thing, providing a solution to the problems he wanted to solve.

Pirate Party asks residents to crowd-source policies with candidate standing in Vauxhall ward for the General Election

The Pirate Party is taking open democracy to another level by asking residents to help crowd-source policies that will make up the party manifesto for the 2015 General Election. Mark Chapman is standing for the Pirates in the Vauxhall ward.

Chapman told Brixton Buzz:

“We are proud to be the only Party that crowd-sources its manifesto – letting anyone suggest ideas and comment on suggestions that others have made. It brings in an element of grass-roots democracy that is lacking elsewhere and enables everyone to take part.”

The Pirate Party is a relatively new organisation in British politics. Despite the rather silly name, the core beliefs of the party are civil rights, direct democracy and participation in government.

Thursday, 5 March, 2015 - 09:15

The Pirate Partys' crowd sourced manifesto 2015

The Pirate Partys' crowd sourced manifesto 2015

We would like to Thank @PiratePartyUK For taking up our offer of 
  
Would you like free advertising for your political party or #GE2015 Campaign? 

The above link has the details of how to advertise your party or campaign If you would like us to do this for you then mail us at ukgeneralelection@mail.com .

You are only NOT accepted if...1) Your party did appear on the list of parties getting millions pounds of donations last year2) You hate/dislike other people for where they happen to come from or how they happen to be.---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Source >>> Pirate Party Policy Process 2015 

We've been proud to run on British politics' first crowd sourced manifesto. And of course it's time to update and upgrade.  This process will run until the 21st of March online and offline and will allow the party to make sure our positions are up to date, and up to scratch for the General Election. To get it right, we need your help:You can tell us about your ideas, and discuss it publicly on community.pirateparty.org.uk or join the discussion on reddit


 

Wednesday, 4 March, 2015 - 09:45

Pirate Party Celebrates Election Result

Friday, 7 May, 2010 - 20:30

The Pirate Party UK has been relatively successful in contesting its first election since being founded 10 months ago. The nine Pirate candidates achieved up to a 0.6% share of the vote in their respective constituencies. Tim Dobson, campaigning in Manchester Gorton, had the best result, receiving 236 votes. If the party were able to stand in every constituency, the result would have scaled up to nearly 100,000 votes for the Pirate Party.

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