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

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Hustings – Friends Meeting House (Part 1)

Attending the 6th of Novembers hustings Manchester central hustings was a good reminder at just how important it is for people to be able to get to know the candidates seeking to represent us in westminster. The event, organised by Friends of the earth and unlock democracy and moderated by Jim Hancock, allowed all the candidates to express their views on a range of issues. Topics discussed included everything from the privatisation of the motorway network to the fluoridation of water. I would...
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Manchester – The Digital Debate


Local anger mounts about Ancoats Dispensary threat

The threat to bulldoze Manchester's heritage continues to draw closer. However, local activists are continuing to campaign to save Ancoats Dispensary. I met up with some of them outside the building as they were gathering petition signatures and raising awareness. We got out of the rain under the bus shelter by the Health Centre and talked about the current situation. It's clear that residents feel let down by the Labour party, as councillors and the MP haven't been listening or actin...
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Why I’m standing in Manchester Central

Loz Kaye of the Pirate Party appeals to voters to overcome understandable cynicism and go for the opportunities on their own doorsteps During this year's local elections, there was one thing I heard time and again from people I spoke to, whether on the doorstep, in their flats or on the street: I don't vote, because it doesn't change anything. It's this sense of powerlessness over the forces that shape our lives and the space around us that is so worrying in Manchester and the UK to...
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The Election is here – Vote!

Today is the day you get to choose who represents you on your council, who decides where and how your council tax is spent, which services are available to you and, importantly, the direction the city is going to take. Like you, we are fed up of the "same old lot" running things. We share your frustration that we often aren't being represented like we should be by our councillors. But the only way to be sure of no change is to stay at home today. We have been asking that you give u...
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