News Round-Up 17/12/10

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Pirate Parties Mirror Wikileaks to Support Whistleblowing Worldwide (05/12/10)

Pirate Parties from around the world, including the Pirate Party UK, have reaffirmed their commitment to whistleblowing worldwide. Concerned about freedom of information, opinion and press, the Pirate Parties have decided in a joint resolution to make Wikileaks available on a worldwide mirroring infrastructure. The mirrors will guarantee that the release of US diplomatic cables can continue and previous publications will stay online.

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Candidates 2011

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The New Year is only a few weeks away. The time has now come to call for our 2011 election candidates to present themselves, for approval by party members, ready for the campaigns to come.


Pirate Party Announces Nine Candidates Officially Nominated for the General Election

Tuesday, 27 April, 2010 - 22:30

The Pirate Party UK is pleased to announce that nine candidates have now been officially nominated for the General Election on 6th May. These candidates have been selected by the members - and ratified by the Party - to represent it in its first election campaign, to promote the policies and ideals of the party, and to help raise the concerns of citizens worried about their digital rights. The candidates selected cover a broad swath of constituencies across England and Scotland.

Pirate Party UK Announces Parliamentary Candidates

Tuesday, 30 March, 2010 - 19:15

The Pirate Party UK is pleased to announce its line-up of parliamentary candidates for this year's General Election. The party intends to put forward a total of ten candidates across England and Scotland. Andrew Robinson, the party leader, said, "We have a strong team, who want to stand up for your rights, for your freedoms, for your interests, but we desperately need to raise funds. This is the only chance we will have in the next few years to get our voices heard. Help us get these candidates on to the ballot papers."
The ratified PPCs are:

Candidates 2010 - Last Call

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After the first candidate ratification votes (you can expect news about that, the manifesto, and other votes, very soon!) we are moving on with all speed to bring forward the next tranche of potential candidates for review and endorsement by the party.

This has to happen soon, and because of the timescales we face till the next general election, this will almost certainly be the final call for general election candidates to present themselves.


Candidates 2010

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I've written on the forum a little while ago, outlining the selection process I envisage introducing, partly to help me work that out, and partly to give the chance for member feedback. Now I'm in a position to announce that we will be putting the first potential candidates forward for ratification by the party membership, after which they will be declared as prospective parliamentary candidates for PPUK.

We really need to do that, and it is a big step towards being taken seriously as a political party, when the media see that we will be standing candidates. Therefore we will be asking for a ratification vote from you the party members, as each credible candidate comes forward and establishes that they understand what's involved and are prepared to undertake it, and have identified the seat which they wish to fight on behalf of the Pirate Party.


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