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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.

Manchester Council 'SpyPad' Snooping Fears

Tuesday, 5 November, 2013 - 14:30

Council backed Minority Report style ad boards have hit Manchester City Centre streets. When the MiGuide interactive public information scheme was announced it was revealed that “Facial recognition technology built into the screens will enable advertisers to target ads based on the age and gender of users”.

Recent moves towards facial recognition technology in public spaces has alarmed privacy campaigners. Nick Pickles of Big Brother Watch said plans for Tesco to use targeted scanning in their petrol stations could be "literally scanning who you are".

Loz Kaye Rounds off #PPUK13 Conference: "If We don't Speak Out, Who Will?"

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Party Leader Loz Kaye rounded off the successful, fun, and productive conference at Manchester's Museum of Science and Industry. In his speech to members and delegates, described by Jamie Bartlett of Demos, as "Most angry party leader speech I've ever seen", he set out some of the key themes of the past year and priorities for the way ahead.

He pointed out that the venue was an appropriate one for the conference saying:  
“Museums and libraries are the original Pirates. Freeing up knowledge. Freeing up culture. Because it allows everyone to take part not just an elite.” 

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.

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.

If you have any comments/questions 

Conference 2013: 5 days to go!

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Its been a busy few months, but it isn't over yet!

If you can make it to Manchester for the party conference – come.

We don't get together often enough as it is and this will be the last chance of a proper national get-together before the European Elections next year.  

You will have seen some details on who we will have speaking on social media over the last few weeks, and no doubt you will have read our programme but we now have the rest of the week for you to give us some topical questions for our panellists.

Conference 2013

Our Annual Conference will take place on the 12th and 13th of October 2013 in Manchester! 

Book your place at: conference.pirateparty.org.uk

This is one of the most important dates in Pirate Politics in the UK. Conference attendees will have the chance to take part in debates, hear about what has been happening within the party and help shape our agenda and approach for the coming year. This year we have spaces for 150 delegates on both days of the conference.

This year conference will be split between an internal conference on the Saturday and a public conference on Sunday.  The internal conference  cover the state of the party, policy, finish the selection of our candidates for the European Election and more. During the external conference we will run a series of panel debates, talks and discussions with internal and external speakers.

Leaders Update - There's never been a better time to go Pirate

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We've had quite a few new members join the party since my last update. So welcome all, and thanks to all of you who continue to be part of this party and those of ytou who have volunteered to help. We've been through quite a big media focus recently and it's time to expand our work on the ground to cope with the interest in Pirate politics. So that means a new and bigger team.

We have a new board and it's time to expand the team further, we'll need new people to help with press, new candidates, new treasury team, new people to support my work as Leader, help with ongoing policy, and new members for the board.

Manchester Central Byelection Result

Friday, 16 November, 2012 - 11:45

Pirate Party Leader and Manchester Central candidate Loz Kaye commented on the Manchester by-election that resulted in a 59.7% majority for Labour party candidate Lucy Powell after a vote that saw only 18.2% of voters turn out:

"The result of the Manchester by-election is the best parliamentary result for the Pirate Party UK with 1.9% of voters voting Pirate. This is a continuation of the positive trend in our election results, but still a disappointing one at the end of a hard fought campaign."

Loz Kaye confirmed as PPC for Manchester Central

Thursday, 28 June, 2012 - 10:15

On the 16th of June the Pirate Party National Executive Committee confirmed Party Leader Loz Kaye as their candidate for the Manchester Central by-election in November. The unanimous decision comes after Loz received 5% of the vote in Bradford ward in Council elections this year and affirms the Party's decision to stand local candidates wherever possible to give voters a choice to 'Vote Pirate'.

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