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

Tag Manchester by-election

West Coast Mainline- Government Goes Off The Rails

Pirate Party Manchester has been highlighting the need for good connections between our city and the rest of the country. However, the announcement that the West Coast Main Line franchise bid is to be rerun because of "technical flaws" has derailed the UK's transport policy. This is one of the key routes connecting Manchester to London, Glasgow and Edinburgh.  As recently as August Justine Greening was defending awarding the contract to First Group as "fair" claiming the process was "well establ...
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Loz Kaye – Why I want to represent you


Uni U-turn

Nick Clegg's recent video "apology" about the LibDem U-turn on University tuition fees will impress no-one. Least of all Manchester voters. We're rightly proud of the world class education institutions we have at the heart of our city. But they should be available to all, not just the few who have the resources not to worry about piling up debt. It's extraordinary that LibDem Marc Ramsbottom, who told us he would scrap tuition fees in 2010 is standing again in the Manchester Central b...
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Loz Kaye Interview with Mancunian Matters

I was interviewed by the Mancunian Matters site about standing in the Manchester Central by-election. You can find the article here, where I talk about how I can be the alternative that our city really needs right now. Loz


NHS Walk In Centre Closure Threat

It seems as we come in to autumn it doesn't just rain in Ancoats, it pours. The latest threat to the area is the reported closing of the walk in health centre, which is facing being cut in October the Manchester Evening News reports. This would be a major blow to the health provision in the area. City Centre ward has already had the loss of an innovative commuter centre in Manchester Piccadilly. The big advantage of the walk in centres is that they are easy to use and are a way of helping access...
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Manchester: Distinction, Gove: Must Try Harder

Congratulations to Manchester students and teachers for this year's GCSE results. The Manchester Evening News is reporting that our schools have gone against the national trend, and overall 53.5% achieved 5 good grades up from 51% last year, while the country as a whole saw a slight drop. St Matthew's High in Moston achieved 60% and Manchester Academy in Moss Side saw a rise to 49% getting the good grades. The Manchester results are thanks to everyone working hard under what are often challe...
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