Mark Chapman

Candidates find that faith and politics do mix

A CONSERVATIVE inspired by her dealings with the NHS, a Labour candidate who worries about where the next George Lansbury is, and a Pirate keen to debate Edward Snowden's revelations are among the Christians fighting for a seat in Parliament this year.

Friday, 24 April, 2015 - 10:30

Transport, Housing and Equality dominate Vauxhall election hustings held at Oval Farmer’s Market

Democracy in Vauxhall is ACE. And so is the good Vicar of St. Mark’s, Steve Coulson. We witnessed nine candidates all sharing the stage together, like a Vauxhall tribute to We Are the World.

Taking the top spot with the mic was Vicar Steve, rattling through a brisk and breezy outdoors hustings and making sure that every candidate had a fair chance.

The location was significant – this is where the Kennington gallows once stood. It was more about artisan bread on Saturday morning at the Oval. It was an inspired idea to combine the event with the popular Farmer’s Market. A crowd of around 300 folk listened to the politicians making their pitch.

Saturday, 18 April, 2015 - 21:15

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

Pirate Party Delivers on Copyright

Monday, 19 January, 2015 - 10:15

EU copyright rules simply aren't suited to cope with the increase of cross-border cultural exchange facilitated by the Internet, an upcoming European Parliament own-initiative report evaluating 2001's copyright directive finds. The draft released today by Julia Reda, MEP for the German Pirate Party, lays out an ambitious reform agenda for the overhaul of EU copyright announced in the Commission's work programme.

Pirate Party MEP Julia Reda said:

Initial Election Result - Mark Chapman in Vassall Ward, Lambeth Council

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The following are the results of the May 2014 local council elections for Vassall Ward, Lambeth Council where Mark Chapman was standing for Pirate Party UK for the first time.

 

Candidates: Votes %
Abbot, Conservative 463 5.01%
Avebury, Lib Dem 445 4.82%
Barr, Conservative 451 4.88%
Chapman, Pirate 129 1.40%
Cole, Green 598 6.47%
Dyer, Labour 1,751 18.95%
Everett, Green 451 4.88%
Gadsby, Labour 1,723 18.65%
Gallop, Labour 1,671 18.09%
Gethney, Conservative 382 4.14%
Montague, TUSC 113 1.22%
Thomas, Lib Dem 388 4.20%
Walton, Green 419 4.54%
Wyard, Lib Dem 254 2.75%
Total: 9,238 100.00%

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