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

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Manchester- 2 in 5 Kids in Poverty

The latest figures on child poverty make chilling reading. Yet again Manchester is topping the parts of the country blighted by children in need. The numbers are stark. Overall nearly 2 in every 5 kids live in poverty in our city. 43% in Ancoats. 46% in Cheetham. 49% in Moss Side – that's practically half of all children. There is no doubt that families are feeling the pinch from rising costs and disastrous policies under this government like the Bedroom Tax. But also the Labour party have...
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Successful Action on Abandoned Syringes

We often get reports of abandoned syringes on Manchester land via social media and from door knocking, for example in Clayton and Beswick. This obviously concerns residents, and it's a worrying sign of vulnerable people not getting the support they need. We've recently reported a whole load found in the Piccadilly Basin and Northern Quarter areas. This isn't made any easier by the piecemeal privatisation of space in city. The council won't remove any on private land - so it can be a job findi...
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Focus on Canal Safety

City Centre and Ancoats residents have become increasingly worried following a number of recent deaths and incidents along the city's canals. Neither the council nor the police have really acted to reassure people following some alarmist press reporting. We have been taking practical steps- we had already pointed out that lighting along the Ashton Canal by Piccadilly has not been maintained. This has created some unnecessary dark patches on what is now a major route for people walking through...
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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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Ancoats + Clayton By-election 5th December

From talking to people and social media many in the Ancoats and Clayton ward seem unaware that there is another by-election coming up on December 5th. In fact some we've talked to thought that getting another polling card was a mistake as the last election in the area was as recent as October. It's no mistake, we are going back to the ballot box. You should have had your polling card through if you live in the ward, but you don't need it to vote. If you are in doubt visit the Manchester Counc...
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Loz Candidate in Ancoats and Clayton By-Election

There will be a further by-election in Ancoats and Clayton ward this year on December the 5th following the passing of Councillor Mike Carmody. Loz Kaye will be the Pirate Party's candidate. "It's clear that we need someone who will stand up for everyone in this ward, and that knows it well. We also need an independent voice to stick up for residents. I can be that voice." - Loz People in Ancoats, the top part of the Northern Quarter, Angel Meadow and Clayton should have had their polling ...
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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 for Ancoats and Clayton

Loz Kaye is standing in Ancoats and Clayton ward in Manchester in the council election on the 10th of October. He wants to make a difference for people in his community. Its time for an independent voice in Ancoats and Clayton, all the way from the Northern Quarter to Angel Meadow. People in Ancoats and Clayton deserve better.


NHS 111 Contract: New Crisis for Manchester Health Line

The coalition's NHS 11 health line has hit new woes as provider NHS direct revealed they plan to pull out of the Greater Manchester contract, along with 10 others around the country. The service has been hit with problems since it was brought in to replace NHS Direct as the number to call for urgent but non emergency care. NHS Direct have described the 111 contracts as 'unsustainable'. Problems have included calls unanswered for up to 45 minutes, poor advice and misdirected calls. An investig...
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Victory for Ancoats Residents in Dispensary Campaign

Residents have scored a major victory in their campaign supported by the Pirate Party to save Ancoats Dispensary .The application to demolish the historic building has been withdrawn by the owner Urban Splash. The Grade II-listed building has been the focus of an intense campaign of local people, led by the Save Ancoats Dispensary Group, to resist demolition. An application to knock it down had been brought before Manchester City Council’s Planning Committee but this has now been withdrawn. ...
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