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

Loz Kaye

Loz Kaye

Loz Kaye – Bradford Ward Manchester

Loz Kaye joined the Pirate Party as he felt, like many people, let down by mainstream politics and politicians.

He took over leadership in 2010 from Andy Robinson. Since then he has become a sought after expert on civil liberties, open society and the power of technology to transform people’s lives. He has appeared on BBC, CNN, Russia Today and has written for the Guardian. He speaks regularly on Pirate Party politics – from the Future Everything Conference in Manchester to events in Brussels and Dublin.

Loz has worked as a teacher, higher education lecturer and musician. In education he has worked with a wide variety of students, from GCSE and University to care homes and learning disabled groups. He runs his own business creating and recording music for national and international markets. His music has been performed widely, including at the Manchester Royal Exchange and Green Room.

”I am passionate about Manchester. But it is time that everyone got to share in opportunities this city has to offer. Too many of the people of Manchester Central have been left behind, and it is time for a strong, independent voice to represent them”.


He has stood in the Manchester Central by-election beating Respect and TUSC amongst others, and in the Bradford Ward council election in 2012 beating the Liberal Democrats.

More about Loz and the Pirate Party:

‘Why I’m Standing (Guardian)
Loz Kaye in the Guardian
Loz Kaye on the BBC
Loz Kaye Elected Party Leader
The Pirate Bay must be blocked by UK ISPs, court rules
Kaye vs Kaye
BT and Talk Talk lose file-sharing appeal
ACTA: Piracy treaty dealt critical blows in EU votes
Queen confirms government’s web surveillance plans




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Upcoming Events

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: 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.
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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