The Pirate Party UK achieved a moderate success at England’s local elections yesterday.
Council candidate Graeme Lambert got 3.62% of the vote in Moorside, which the Party welcomed as a great result and a new record.
“Thank you to all those who supported me, either by talking to me and my team, offering advice or highlighting what you feel is important. I’ve enjoyed the last few weeks; it’s been hard work, but it has also been a fantastic experience meeting so many of the great people who live in Moorside,” Graeme said in a response.
“I look forward to working with you, helping resolve the problems we all face and ensuring the council acts on those issues. I hope to spend a lot of the next year doing what I can to support you and holding Bury Council accountable for what they do in our name,” he added.
Pirate Party UK Leader Loz Kaye congratulated Graeme with the result.
“Graeme’s result shows that we are competing at elections to all levels of Government; that people believe our policies are relevant; and that voters are willing to put a tick in the box next to a Pirate Party candidate,” he said.
“We truly are a party of the 21st century, and we are the only party tackling many of the vastly important issues like privacy and civil liberties in an increasingly digital age.”