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Neil Blackburn is standing for the Pirate Party in Manchester Central. But despite having spent much of his working life as a seaman that’s not what drew him to the party.

Thursday, 1 June, 2017 - 18:00

Statement Regarding Manchester Terrorist Attack

Tuesday, 23 May, 2017 - 16:30

Pirate Party UK statement about the terrorist attack late last night in Manchester.

Police have confirmed 22 deaths and dozens more injured after the terrorist attack which took place in the centre of Manchester.

The latest and full information from Policing Events in Manchester can be found here.

Neil Blackburn, Pirate Party UK Manchester Candidate said:

Homelessness rampant in Manchester; does the solution rest with a pirate?

Neil Blackburn, the Pirate Party parliamentary candidate for Manchester Central, has made it clear that he considers the level of homelessness in Manchester to be a central issue in the campaign.

As a stay at home dad, which he describes as the best job anyone could have, Neil has spent a lot of time out and about with his son. He has seen the city at its best, and at its worst: drunken violence, drug abuse and addiction, homelessness, and lately the zombie plague that spice has brought. These issues are obvious to anyone who is truly part of Manchester and views the city as a whole.

"The challenge of homelessness is one we must tackle at the local and national level," says Neil, "and a combination of policies and approaches are needed.

Pirate party to fight Higher Blackley by-election

Monday, 25 January, 2016 - 16:00

The Pirate party is letting loose the sails, storming back into the fight for protecting our civil liberties, free speech and campaigning for more openness at all levels of government by standing a candidate in the Higher Blackley by-election on 18 February.
George Walkden, election candidate, said:

Manchester Campaigning

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Here's an update on Manchester Central campaigning plans. Let us know on [email protected] if you are able to attend.

We'll be leafleting and doing the final push for the election :)

Thursday 30th April  - Beswick and Openshaw

Meet both sessions Asda Sportcity, Ashton New Road, Manchester M11 4BD

3pm - 5pm

6pm- 8pm

Friday 1st May - Ardwick

Meet both sessions Whitworth Art Gallery Oxford Road, Manchester, Lancashire M15 6ER, United Kingdom

3pm- 5pm

6pm - 8pm

Saturday 2nd May - Ancoats

Monday 4th May - City Centre

Meet both sessions 30 Canal Street, Manchester M1 3EZ

11am- 1pm

2pm - 5pm

Tuesday 5th May - Ardwick Student Halls

Meet  Whitworth Art Gallery Oxford Road, Manchester, Lancashire M15 6ER, United Kingdom

Action on the Clayton Fire

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On the Manchester Pirate Party site we've reported the fire at the Clayton pharmaceutical plant and the damage following.

Here's what I've done so far-

Contacted the plant owners Carbogen Amcis about a statement on the fire and subsequent damage to put residents minds at risk. They gave me a "no comment", though assured me a director would phone back after the Easter holidays.

Walked the extent of the foam damage along the canal. This took a good 3/4 of an hour as it stretched from Beswick to Holt Town on Easter Monday. That covers 2 wards of the Manchester Central constituency.

Next action-

Chasing up Carbogen Amcis and their parent company.

Asking Manchester council environmental servies about what procedures are in place to stop spillage in to the canals.

Contact the Canal and Rivers Trust to hear about their assessment of the damage.

Help Give Manchester a Different Voice

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Help Give Manchester a Different Voice

It's time for Manchester Central to have an independent voice. I want to stand to restore faith in our broken democracy, to speak out for our freedoms and make a Manchester – and country- where everyone can get their fair share.

I've been backing grassroots campaigns to stop companies ruining our city by letting buildings stand empty when they should be used to benefit the community. I've been challenging the Manchester planning committee for more green space.

It's not long since the Manchester Central by-election. Since then the LibDems, Greens and Tories have all ditched their candidates but the Pirate Party and I have stood by the constituency.

For some politics is just theory- I'm about action. As Manchester Central MP I could do so much more.

I'm going to need your help though - we need to raise money to back the campaign, defending freedom, doesn't come free!

Please donate anything you can, and I'll do all I can:

Manchester £6bn NHS budget: Osborne's power shift labelled ‘arse about face’

Greater Manchester will be the first region in the UK to be handed full control of its £6billion health and social care budget.

Chancellor George Osborne arrived at Manchester Town Hall this morning to unveil the ‘groundbreaking’ plans which will see the local authorities given power over every penny spent on local health services.

Friday, 27 February, 2015 - 15:00

Plans for Ardwick park are 'attack on working class' turning city into 'Greychester'

MM got in touch with Loz Kaye, the leader of the Pirate Party UK, after he took to Twitter to express his views with the post: “Manchester green space destruction alert. Please stop the ruining of Gartside Gardens.”

Mr Kaye told MM: “The plans are a direct attack on a working class district of the city. Far from benefitting the wider population, the so-called ‘knowledge corridor’ of Oxford Road is being carved out at our expense.”

Thursday, 4 December, 2014 - 14:45


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