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

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DevoManc? Devo Not.

The Greater Manchester devolution deal has taken many in our city aback. Far from empowering people in Manchester by involving them in shaping how our city region is to be run, we have a deal stitched up behind closed doors by the ruling elite. It's also a deal that is clearly formed to help the powers that be hang on to their influence. In the Pirate Party we want to see devolution, but not like this. The Mayor will have to work with the GMCA as their cabinet essentially. If you are wonderin...
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Mayoral Debate Reflection

After a day of deliveries and talking to residents I headed down to the only public debate advertised on the Mayor for Manchester referendum. There was a lively exchange of views, experience and lots of good points made on the "yes" "no" and "maybe" arguments. One of the key concerns of people was the lack of concrete information we have had to go on as voters. This is certainly one of my concerns, and another sign of how we need the council to be more open and accountable. There was widespread ...
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Upcoming Events

Apr
24
Fri
7:00 pm General Election Hustings: Centr...
General Election Hustings: Centr...
Apr 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Manchester residents (and those interested in nearby areas) are invited to attend this free event, giving you the opportunity to ask parliamentary candidates in Manchester Central what they think about digital rights and human rights issues. Not sure if you live in Manchester Central? Find out here: https://yournextmp.com All of the candidates have been invited including: Lucy Powell (Labour), John Reid (Liberal Democrat), Xingang Wang (Conservative), Kieran Turner-Dave (Green), Myles Power (UKIP), Loz Kaye (Pirate Party), UK Alex Davidson (TUSC) and Paul Davies (Communist League). There will be a prepared question from ORG Manchester on surveillance and topics of other campaign groups (38 Degrees Manchester, Results, Equality North West) who ORG Manchester helped organise the event. The rest will be from the audience on the night, i.e. you! There will be volunteer stewards passing microphones to audience members to ask their questions. This event is free and open to the public so bring friends or family along who might be interested. Please arrive at the Friends Meeting House from 6.30pm for a 7pm start.
Apr
26
Sun
2:00 pm Guerilla Policy Launch Open Spac...
Guerilla Policy Launch Open Spac...
Apr 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Guerilla Policy Launch Open Space/ Cities / Housing @ Library Walk | Manchester | United Kingdom
In the Pirate Party we like to do things differently. So we’re launching our policy for the General Election on open space, cities, housing and heritage outside the shut off entrance to Library Walk in Central Manchester. We’ll share our policies and launch our campaign against developers who ruin our cities by keeping buildings empty. It’ll be part policy launch and part demonstration. Other than that anything might happen, after all G4S might swoop down on us. But that’s partly the point. Library Walk shows all that’s wrong in our city right now- the taking of public space, the attack on heritage, wasting public money when people are in housing need. Join us at 2pm. It’ll be a change from the same old same old from the big parties at least.

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