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


Manifesto Cover Campaigns for Constituency elections are expensive and hard work, we need money and volunteers to get the best result we can this November in Manchester. So far we have raised [show_ourprogress] of the [show_ourprogress_target] that we need to make a real impact in this election. If you can help us out, please do put some money into our bank account or use the donate button on the right. We will use as much of any money raised as possible on the election in Manchester. Should we raise more than we can spend, we will set it aside for future Manchester elections and other Manchester campaigns.  Information about the rules relating to donations to political parties in the UK is available in full from the Electoral Commission, and you can find our terms and conditions on the Pirate Party UK website.

What we use your money for:

  • We spend just under £1 to produce an ‘issue poster’ for the party.

  • We spend less than £5 a month to keep this site active and on the web.
  • It costs us £10 to produce 500 letters or targeted leaflets to deliver to people in Manchester.
  • We will spend £500 on the deposit to stand a candidate in this election (although we intend to get it back..)
  • It will cost us around £1,500 to produce the letters needed contact every voter in Manchester using the election mail out.
  • We will spend £1000 to produce and deliver additional information about Loz and the Pirate Party to people in Manchester.

What we need your help with:

Whilst we have a small dedicated team in Manchester, as well as a good number of members, we need people to get involved in this campaign.  There are lots of things you can help with and any help is appreciated.  We need volunteers that will help with the following:

  • Tell people about the Party and why they should vote for Loz!
  • Help running stalls, we need you to tell others why you support Loz and the Pirate Party, helping out at a stall is a great way to do that.
  • Canvass with us, we always knock on doors and we always talk to people, the more of us there are doing it, the more people we can make contact.

What we have spent money on so far:

In the last 4 weeks we have run a number of stalls, canvassed and leafleted all around Manchester and made a number of videos to let people get to know the Party and Loz a little better.  We have spent the following:
Item(s) Purchased for the Campaigns¹ Cost (or estimate)  Date³ Party/Candidate Spending Supplier
(p) Provision of² £2.00 01st August – 15th November 2012 Candidate Pirate Party UK Volunteers
(p) Technical services (beyond normal op’s) £50.00 01st August – 15th November 2012 Candidate Pirate Party UK Volunteers
Phone service and calls (01619875944) £1.22 01 August – 01 September 2012 Candidate Andrews & Arnold
(p) Leaflet Design £187.70 7th September 2012 Candidate Pirate Party UK Volunteers
(p) 300x Printed Posters (Vote Loz) £102.11 11th September 2012 Candidate Pirate Party UK
(p) 1000x Printed Leaflets (General) £30.00 14th September 2012 Candidate Pirate Party UK
(p) 10x Printed Posters (Issue Posters) £10.00 22nd September 2012 Candidate Pirate Party UK
Envelopes £0.97 22nd September 2012 Candidate Tesco
(p) 600x Printed Leaflets (Manchester) £18.00 22nd September 2012 Candidate Pirate Party UK
(p) Video Production² £345.00 27th September 2012 Candidate Pirate Party UK Volunteers
(p) 500x Printed Leaflets (Manchester) £15.00 27th September 2012 Candidate Pirate Party UK
Phone service and calls (01619875944) £1.28 01st September – 01 October 2012 Candidate Andrews & Arnold
Phone service and calls (01619875944) £1.39 01 October -15 November 2012 Candidate Andrews & Arnold
13,000x Printed Leaflets (Manchester) £390.00 10 October – 10 November Candidate Pirate Party UK
(p) 500x Printed Leaflets (Miles Platting) £15.00 3rd October 2012 Candidate Pirate Party UK
(p) 500x Printed Leaflets (Ancoats) £15.00 3rd October 2012 Candidate Pirate Party UK
(p) Pages on £0.01 8th October – 15th November 2012 Candidate Pirate Party UK Volunteers
Postage £1.20 13th October 2012 Candidate Royal Mail
5x MiniDV Tape £19.99 16th October 2012 Candidate Jessops
23,000x Issues Leaflets £785.00 31st October 2012 Candidate Visual Print
737,000 Election Communications £995.00 31st October 2012 Candidate Visual Print
Folding for 737000 EC’s £442.20 31st October 2012 Candidate Visual Print
Paper Spray Glue £8.49 02nd November 2012 Candidate Fred Aldous
¹ Some material is obtained from reserves from the party (like posters) and may relate to the party not the candidate. Some printing is carried out internally on HP4600 Colour printers, with toner and paper being paid for by the party as a matter of course, the cost of that is estimated.  In both cases these entries will be marked with a (p).  This list will be updated weekly.
² In line with guidance from the electoral commission, where work has been carried out internally by volunteers but notional expenditure is estimated on the basis of a normal commercial rate from quotes for similar work carried our for the party or on quotes offered to carry out the work, this includes things like leaflet design, video production and web design (which are normally carried out by volunteers).
³ In the interests of transparency we are listing all spending related to the party or candidates in and around Manchester from the 1st of August 2012.
If you want to get involved in things like web design, video production or leaflet design in Manchester, your local area of nationally,  get in touch with our campaigns team.  If you have any questions about the spending listed here please get in touch with us and we will endeavour to answer them.


 We have had a total of £115 in donations to the Manchester campaign.

Further information

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Funding our Campaigning

To put up a good fight and really get the Manchester we deserve we need your support. If you want to donate, you can do so direct to our bank account using the following details:

Sort code: 404157
Account no: 00383120
Making sure to put 'Mctr' in the reference!

Help us!

We need your help to run successful campaigns and to bring our ideas to as many people as possible.. You can help by Joining the party:

Or getting in touch by phone on 0161 987 5944 or by email at to volunteer or get involved.