The Pirate Party in Manchester

The Pirate Party in Manchester. Looking forward to the Ancoats and Clayton By-election, December 2013

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Environment Worries After Clayton Fire

Residents and canal users have voiced concern after a dramatic blaze at a pharmaceutical development plant in Clayton. Following the fire what the Manchester Evening News described as a "wall of foam" built up along the Ashton canal by the Etihad Campus. By late afternoon on Easter Monday pollution had spread all the way along the canal from Beswick to Holt Town. The sight was a grim one on what should be the pride of Manchester, our historic waterways. The company Carbogen Amcis who run t...
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Introducing Cristian Chesha

Hello Manchester, my name is Cristian Chesha, and I'd like to introduce myself as your 2015 candidate for Pirate Party UK in the Manchester Gorton constituency. I grew up in Deane in Bolton, which throughout my formative years in the 1990s, was listed in the 20 most deprived areas in the UK. Living so close to Manchester growing up, I spent nearly all of my time here. My best friends as a teenager all lived in North Manchester, and we would spend all of our free time in the city. I've bee...
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Help Give Manchester a Different Voice

Help Give Manchester a Different Voice Hi - I'm Loz Kaye! 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 ...
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Policy Process – Set the Agenda for #GE2015

We are running our policy process for 2015 now! This process will run until the 21st of March online and offline and will allow the party to make sure its positions are expanded and up to date, and up...
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Greater Manchester Labour in NHS Chaos

Today George Osborne has announced plans to give the Greater Manchester region control of its £6 billion NHS budget. This follows the announcement of the so-called #DevoManc deal transferring powers t...
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DevoManc? Devo Not.

The Greater Manchester devolution deal has taken many in our city aback. Far from empowering people in Manchester by involving them in shaping how our city region is to be run, we have a deal stitched...
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Upcoming Events

Apr
24
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7:00 pm General Election Hustings: Centr...
General Election Hustings: Centr...
Apr 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Manchester residents (and those interested in nearby areas) are invited to attend this free event, giving you the opportunity to ask parliamentary candidates in Manchester Central what they think about digital rights and human rights issues. Not sure if you live in Manchester Central? Find out here: https://yournextmp.com All of the candidates have been invited including: Lucy Powell (Labour), John Reid (Liberal Democrat), Xingang Wang (Conservative), Kieran Turner-Dave (Green), Myles Power (UKIP), Loz Kaye (Pirate Party), UK Alex Davidson (TUSC) and Paul Davies (Communist League). There will be a prepared question from ORG Manchester on surveillance and topics of other campaign groups (38 Degrees Manchester, Results, Equality North West) who ORG Manchester helped organise the event. The rest will be from the audience on the night, i.e. you! There will be volunteer stewards passing microphones to audience members to ask their questions. This event is free and open to the public so bring friends or family along who might be interested. Please arrive at the Friends Meeting House from 6.30pm for a 7pm start.
Apr
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2:00 pm Guerilla Policy Launch Open Spac...
Guerilla Policy Launch Open Spac...
Apr 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Guerilla Policy Launch Open Space/ Cities / Housing @ Library Walk | Manchester | United Kingdom
In the Pirate Party we like to do things differently. So we’re launching our policy for the General Election on open space, cities, housing and heritage outside the shut off entrance to Library Walk in Central Manchester. We’ll share our policies and launch our campaign against developers who ruin our cities by keeping buildings empty. It’ll be part policy launch and part demonstration. Other than that anything might happen, after all G4S might swoop down on us. But that’s partly the point. Library Walk shows all that’s wrong in our city right now- the taking of public space, the attack on heritage, wasting public money when people are in housing need. Join us at 2pm. It’ll be a change from the same old same old from the big parties at least.

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