Election Notifications

IMPORTANT: Nominations period extended - new NEC urgently needed

Dear Pirates,

As there were no nominations for any of the NEC posts, the nominations period has been extended indefinitely until nominations are received.

The current NEC will remain provisionally in post until the conclusion of the election, unless they choose to resign. I will be resigning as Nominating Officer on 19th December, though I will continue to run this election until a new Nominating Officer is in place.

Please, please consider putting your name forward for an NEC position. It's hard to overstate the seriousness of the current situation. Without an NEC, the party is essentially unable to carry on its day-to-day activities, which include standing for elections and advocating Pirate policies at a national level.

The forum thread for the election is here. The election itself can be found here.

Best wishes,

 - George


Dr George Walkden
Nominating Officer
Pirate Party UK

January 2017 - Nominations Officer Election - Results

Ahoy there,

Following the election for the position of Nominations Officer I am pleased to confirm that Jason Winstanley was elected. There were 26 valid votes, 24 for Jason and 2 for RON (Re-Open Nominations).

On the voting for the 2 Amendments to the Party Constitution, the results are as follows:

Amendment 1 (Change Govs from 12 to 9): 22 Votes, 21 Yes, 1 No
Amendment 2 (Remove No Confidence Paragraph): 22 Votes, 19 Yes, 3 No

These amendments will duly be made to the official Party Constitution.

Thanks, and do please continue to support the party - come and chat to us on Discord, follow us on Twitter, Like us on Facebook and generally get involved and help us move the party forward.

Cheers,

Mark Chapman

Deputy Nominations Officer

Internal Elections - Get Voting!

Ahoy there,

Following the contested election for the position of Deputy Leader last month, Jason Winstanley wasn't deterred and was successfully nominated for the Nominations Officer position which was still vacant. Given the lack of other nominations voting for this position will open at 10pm this evening (Monday 27th Feb) for a week.

There are 2 candidates - Jason and RON (Re-Open Nominations). As usual, if you have any question for Jason then please get in touch on the Community forum, or on our Discord chat.

The Board and NEC have also taken the time to review the Party Constitution, and have 2 Amendments which they are putting to a Member Vote as follows:

Amendment 1: 
Section 8., Paragraph 1.
REPLACE "The Board of Governors shall consist of up to 12 Governors." with "The Board of Governors shall consist of up to 9 Governors."

Amendment 2:
Section 10, Paragraph 3
REMOVE the entire paragraph. 
"Additionally a vote of no confidence in a member of the NEC will be triggered when over 50% of the voting NEC members make their desire for a vote of no confidence known to the Board."
(Note: it is common in such cases to NOT renumber subsequent paragraphs in orderto avoid issues with cross-references.)

Both of these amendments are independent from one another and again voting opens at 10pm this evening, and will close at 10pm next week (Monday 6th March)

NEC Election Results - 2017

Ahoy Pirates,

So the results of our recent NEC Elections are as follows:

Deputy Leader: 21 Ballots - 14 for David Elston (ThyPirateDave), 5 for Jason Winstanley (Termy), 1 for RON (Re-Open Nominations), 1 Abstention - David Elston Elected on 1st Ballot

Secretary: 21 Ballots - 18 for Matt Johnson (Zapto), 3 for RON (Re-Open Nominations) - Matt Johnson Elected on 1st Ballot

2017 - NEC Election - Voting is now Open

Ahoy Pirates,

So the NEC Nominations process which we opened up a couple of weeks ago has formally closed and we have had the following successful Nominations:

Deputy Leader:
Jason Winstanley (Termy) - Seconded by Jason Halsey (HeadOpener)
David A Elston (ThyPirateDave) - Seconded by Michael Moriarty (Duck)

Secretary:
Matt Johnson (Zapto) - Seconded by Sam Mills (Henchman)

There will now follow a formal 2-week Election Process which has now started, and will be open until 23:55pm on the 2nd February. As required by the Party Constitution there are 2 Election Monitors - George Walkden and Noah Stride.

Please ask the candidates questions on (on Discord - https://discordapp.com/invite/ZtPYHHw, or on the community forum https://community.pirateparty.org.uk/) and please make sure that you vote.

Kind Regards,
Mark Chapman
Deputy Nominations Officer

2017 - NEC Election

Ahoy Pirates,

Following the NEC election process at the end of 2015 which attracted no candidates, the party has had no members of the NEC and has been being run by the Board of Governors. Given the lack of candidates, the NEC Elections were perpetually open for people to stand should they wish and we have now had people indicate interest in formally standing for the positions of Deputy Leader and Secretary. 

As such, we are looking to run a formal election process for these positions and nominations are now open for these 2 positions from now until 23:55pm on the 19th January. There will then be a 2 week period during which the Party membership can vote. Given that the other positions are technically open as well - if you get in touch with the party (through any of the usual channels - email, Discord or the community forum) we can formally open them up for nomination as well.

You can read about the positions and what is involved here: https://www.pirateparty.org.uk/nominations/so-you-want-stand

You can nominate or second someone here: https://pirateparty.org.uk/election/2017-nec-election

Once the Nominations period is completed, we will run a Vote process for all those positions which have attracted Nominations, and during this time please ask questions of those who have put themselves forward (on Discord - https://discordapp.com/invite/ZtPYHHw, or on the community forum https://community.pirateparty.org.uk/).

Kind Regards,

Deputy Leader election cancellation

Dear Pirates,

David Elston has withdrawn his candidacy for the Deputy Leader election, and so the ongoing election has been terminated.

If you're interested in standing for this or any other vacant position, please contact my successor at nominations@pirateparty.org.uk.

Best wishes,

 - George

Voting for Deputy Leader

Dear Pirates,

I have received no other nominations for the role of Deputy Leader, so the election will be contested by David Elston and RON.

Voting will open at 21:30 on Wednesday 10th Feb and close at 21:30 on Wednesday 24th Feb. When it opens, you can vote here.

Please address any questions to me (nominations@pirateparty.org.uk) or to the election monitors. These are Harley Faggetter (Board; h.faggetter@pirateparty.org.uk) and a further person yet to be confirmed.

You can ask any questions you might have for David (or for RON) on the community site question thread.

Best wishes,

 - George

Dr George Walkden
Nominating Officer
Pirate Party UK

Deputy Leader Election

Dear Pirates,

David Elston has submitted his valid nomination for the position of Deputy Leader, the position he occupied before the current round of elections.

Nominations for this position will close on Wednesday 3rd Feb at 21:30, and there will then be a one-week campaigning period. Voting will open at 21:30 on Wednesday 10th Feb and close at 21:30 on Wednesday 24th Feb. If you're interested in standing, or would like any other information, please contact me at nominations@pirateparty.org.uk.

You can find the election here.

Best wishes,

 - George

Dr George Walkden
Nominating Officer
Pirate Party UK

Full NEC election: the Pirate Party needs you!

Dear Pirates,

Every position on the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the Pirate Party UK is now up for election!

This is a constitutional requirement: full NEC elections must be held every 25 months, regardless of how long individual officers have been in post. The last election was held at this time in 2013.

Several members of the current NEC have announced that they do not intend to stand for re-election to the same position. These are Cris Chesha (Party Leader), Sam Clark (Treasurer), and me (George Walkden, Nominating Officer). All these posts, and all other posts (Campaigns Officer, Deputy Leader, Secretary), are up for election.

We're between major UK elections, and the party is in need of new blood and new ideas. If you'd like to put your name forward, take a look at this page! You'll need to be a member and to be seconded by a current member in good standing. You can often find a seconder on the Community candidates page.

The timetable of the election is as follows:

Pages

More Information

Chat with us

   

Upcoming Dates

Social Media

Twitter icon Facebook icon RSS icon YouTube icon

Current Internal Elections

We are not currently running any internal elections but to see what positions are open for nominations, check here.