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

Tag Ancoats & Clayton Ward

Victory (For Now) On Zombie Carparks

Following Pirate Party Manchester's focus on landgrabs in the city for ugly pop up carparks the council's planning committee threw back the bid by Simple Intelligent (sic) Parking with “minded to reject”. So a welcome result for grassroots campaigners who have been fighting for the environment and businesses in the Northern Quarter. Neither SIP, nor were the new Ancoats and Clayton councillors present at the meeting. It's not the end of the road because being a zombie this plan can still ...
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Cannabis Cafe Debate

Reports by the Manchester Evening News that campaigner Colin Davies is to open a “cannabis cafe” in the Northern Quarter has certainly kicked off a debate in the city. It has always been the Pirate Party's point of view that policy on drugs needs to be driven by evidence, and not hysteria. It's vital that it becomes an issue of health policy, not policing. Loz Kaye debated the case with a city centre councillor in the Manchester Evening News – link here.


Ancoats and Clayton- Thanks for your support

Thanks for all the support we have had in the – further- Ancoats and Clayton by-election. What's clear now is we are here to stay in Manchester politics. We held on to our share of the vote, and again we beat the LibDems, BNP and left wing factions. There is a lot of dissatisfaction with the direction Labour is taking the council in, and it's clear that people are not looking to the other big mainstream parties to solve our city's problems. Turnout fell again, to 1 in 10 people voting. We kno...
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Pirate Vote Share Up in Ancoats and Clayton

October 10th's by-election in the Ancoats and Clayton ward saw the Pirate Party's share of the vote increase in the area. People are responding to our alternative vision for Manchester. Once again we beat the LibDems who seem to have given up on North and East Manchester. We were also particularly pleased to beat the BNP - after we had been highlighting how they and UKIP seek to split our communities apart. Worryingly, turnout tumbled to just 13%. We are getting close to the point where j...
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Loz Kaye Selected for potential Ancoats and Clayton By-Election

As has been reported in the Manchester Evening News, Councillor Jim Battle is taking up the £55K job of Deputy Police Commissioner. This means that there is potentially a council by-election coming up. Previous candidate Tim Dobson has moved out of the area, and now Manchester branch and the National Executive have backed Loz Kaye as candidate for any Ancoats and Clayton vote. Loz Kaye said: “I've been very active in the ward regularly helping out with the Ancoats canal project, supporting t...
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Manchester Local Elections 2012: Vote Pirate!

The Manchester Local Elections are upon us! They are taking place all day long on Thursday 3 May 2012 with polling stations being open from 7 in the morning to 10 in the evening (so no excuse not to go out and vote!).    Here are some facts and How-Tos on this year's elections:   Candidates Standing in the 3 May Manchester Local Election 2012     PIRATES   ...
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