Pirate Party UK announces appointments to the NEC, and Board of Governors

Tuesday, 7 July, 2015 - 13:30

Pirate Party UK is proud to announce the results of elections to its National Executive Committee held during June of 2015.

Cris Chesha has been elected as Party Leader to replace Loz Kaye, who formally stepped down after the 2015 UK General Election. Chesha stood in Manchester Gorton during the 2015 General Election and has gained a dedicated base of support in the party for his left-field campaigning style, and his fierce and uncompromising stance on core party issues such as government surveillance, digital liberty and radical democratic reform.

I, too, am moving on

Ed Geraghty's picture

As I quietly announced on Twitter on Sunday morning - I, too, am moving on.

I have been quietly working in the background of the party for somewhere around 6 years, and in that time I have done and been involved with a lot of things.  Hopefully I've left them in better shape than I found them.

It's time for some new blood, and some new ways of thinking.

My reasons for passing this on are many and varied, but suffice it to say, I believe I have made the correct decision.  I have just embarked upon a Master's degree, I'm on the final stretch of a notice period at work and I need to step back and work out what I do over the next few years.

It has been one hell of a ride.  I have worked with some fantastic people, and made some close friends.  I have spoken with hundreds of people at events, on the doorstep, by email and face-to-face.  This has been seriously, honestly, life changing for me; I hope I've done my bit.  I feel we can be proud of what we have achieved in such a short space of time.

Whilst a few of us stepping back has undoubtedly caused some ripples, I completely believe that this is the right decision at completely the right time.  I hope the party builds upon the solid foundations which have been laid, and use this upcoming period to regroup, strengthen and really lay out the direction it will take over the coming years.

I wish the party and all of its members all the very best in the future.


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