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Dear member,

10 whole newsletters! This time I'm including lots more outside news. Also, you're getting this a day early since I'm not around tomorrow.

# Leadership Election

Voting is still open in the election for our new leader. Members can vote until 26th September 2010 10:00. The result will be revealed soon afterwards.

If you have not yet voted in the election, you can do so here: http://ppuk.it/vote

# Yorskhire Elects RAO

Vivan Jayant was unanimously elected with the support of the 10 regional members who voted in the election - note: elections for RAOs are limited to members within that region.

You can find full details of the vote here: http://www.pirateparty.org.uk/media/uploads/poll-results/Yorkshire-and-Humberside-RAO-2010-09-18.txt

Vivan will be working to co-ordinate activity in the Yorkshire & Humberside region, and we look forward to seeing the effect his effort will have in the area.

# Steal This Gig

At The Soundhouse Leicester this September, the Pirate Party UK presents "Steal This Gig", an indie night out featuring The James Lewis Band and other quality acts.
Tickets £3 on the door, or £2 with a flyer or NUS card.
Location: The Soundhouse Leicester, East Midlands
Start time: Thu 30 Sep 2010, 7:30 p.m.
End time: Fri 01 Oct 2010, 1 a.m.
Flyer is here: http://www.soundhouseleicester.co.uk/shovebox/piratepartyPRINT.pdf

# Help Needed

We've now got a wiki page where you can find a list of tasks that you can help out with. For details, see: http://www.pirateparty.org.uk/wiki/Help_Needed

# EC Consultation on Net Neutrality

"Make you voice heard by responding to the European Commission's public consultation on Net neutrality! The more citizens and NGOs submit their own responses to the questionnaire, the more chance we have to collectively weigh in the EU policy-making process to ensure that the Internet remains a free and open communications architecture. You have until September 30th to send your submission and tell the Commission to protect the Internet." - La Quadrature Du Net


# Lobbyists Include dead and pre-teen artists on their petitions

[On Wednesday] the European Parliament adopted a report that paves the way for the introduction of draconian anti-piracy measures. A final push for accepting the report came from entertainment industry lobbyists who presented petitions signed by hundreds of artists. Among other suspicious circumstances, the signatories of the petitions include a 7-year old singer from Romania and a movie producer who died three years ago.


# PiratPartiet Fights Election

The Swedish Pirate Party has taken part in the Swedish General Election, achieving 0.7% of the vote. Whilst this is lower than their result in the 2009 European Election, this can be attributed to several factors, such as the success of the Sweden Democrats, and the fact voters are less likely to vote for perceived "single-issue parties" for elections to national parliaments.

# Brighton Uses Copyright To Censor Councillor

Jim Killock has reported that Brighton & Hove Council is disciplining a Councillor for updated footage of their meetings to youtube, claiming it accounts to political use of council resources.


Until next time,

Andrew Tindall
Member Communications Officer

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