European Election 2014

European Election Live Blog (22nd May)

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Today is day one of the European Parliament Elections, and with Pirates on the ballot in 15 countries, it’s going to be a sight to see. I’m running this liveblog in association with Pirate Times, who will be helping throughout, with a liveblog for each day. Today, Day1, will see voting in the UK and Netherlands.

Pirates are competing for 8 seats in the North West region of the UK (my home area) as well as nationally in the Netherlands for the 26 seats there. In addition, we’ll have some coverage of noteworthy events in other European countries. And don’t forget, you can follow on twitter with the hashtag #votepirate

European Elections 2014 - 2 days to go!

The European Parliamentary elections, as well as local elections in Lambeth and Manchester, are only two days away! And we need your help to get the most out of these last days as possible!

For this election we've put more leaflets through letterboxes, shared more images and posters, and talked about more policy via social media than in any election, or cluster of elections before. More people know us, like us, and will be able to vote for us!

We have had huge numbers of people call and email us, asking us about our core issues as well as our positions, and the issues that they believe in. Even better are the messages from people who contacted us to tell us they will be voting Pirate, or simply offered encouragement. (keep doing that, it keeps morale high!).

Not only are people telling us they will be voting for us, but they are joining the party and getting involved. More than 160 people have donated almost £4,000 via our crowd-funding project. We've seen a surge in new members and volunteers over the last weeks, a surge that will mean the party is in even better shape after the elections.


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