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

Tag Manchester City Council elections

Be A Council Candidate!

We're looking ahead to council elections in Manchester this May already. The Labour party have made no secret that they want a one party state of Mancunia. That will be bad for our communities, bad for our city, bad for democracy. So, we're after people to step up and be candidates for the Pirate Party in Manchester. You don't have to have any particular background, just to want real change in this city. Don't leave it to the same old tired lot. It's time to offer a different vision for housi...
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Manchester Pirate Party interview on Manchester Confidential

Manchester Confidential 's Ragnhildur Finsdottir approached me a couple of weeks ago and asked me a few questions on the Pirate Party and why I'm standing at the local elections for Manchester City Centre (next Thursday 3rd May).  Here is the link to the article "The Pirate Party UK And The Digital Battleground" that got published yesterday, and below is the full interview in a Q & A format: What do you hope to get from these elections? I want a seat on the Manchester City Coun...
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“Democracy is something that happens to other people”

A couple of years ago,  at the 2010 General Elections, everyone was shocked and abhorred that the BNP took 4% of the votes. "Who voted for those fascists?!" and "Where is our Democracy going?" were among the things people were shouting about. And yet only 47% of Mancunians actually went out to vote! This means that 53% stayed at home implying that "Democracy is something  that happens to other people"! Many of them say they are "not interested in Politics", "Politics is boring", "All Politicians...
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Upcoming Events

Mar
11
Wed
6:30 pm Democracy is Broken. Discuss.
Democracy is Broken. Discuss.
Mar 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Debate with Pirate Party’s Loz Kaye proposing the motion. http://www.discuss.org.uk/discussion/democracy-is-broken/ Voter turnout keeps going down, support for main parties is in flux, the trust in politicians has never been lower. Comedians who urge young people to join a revolution and abstain from voting top the best seller list and are adored. All over the world, theocracy and dictatorships have rolled back the gains of western democratic model achieved at the end of the Cold War. As Fran O’Leary of the consultancy Lodestone says: “Around 39 per cent of people didn’t cast their vote at the last General Election. This year only 41 per cent of people said they would be certain to vote if there was an immediate election, the lowest level ever recorded by the Hansard Political Engagement Audit, and only 12 per cent of young people said they would definitely cast their vote.” We ask: Is our democracy broken? What kind of legitimacy will evolve from here?
Mar
19
Thu
7:00 pm Election Hustings – Hosted by Ma...
Election Hustings – Hosted by Ma...
Mar 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Loz Kaye speaking at Election Hustings – Hosted by Manchester Palestine Solidarity. More details to follow.

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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!

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Or getting in touch by phone on 0161 987 5944 or by email at campaigns@pirateparty.org.uk to volunteer or get involved.