Pirate Party UK election results

The Pirate Party UK 22 contested its first election in 2010, standing nine candidates in the 2010 general election. The party also stood candidates in the 2011 Oldham East and Saddleworth and 2012 Manchester Central by-elections. The party also contested several local government elections and the 2011 Scottish Parliament election. The party stood six candidates in the 2015 general election. The highest percentage of votes the party has achieved to date is 7.6% by David A Elston when he stood in the St Athan ward on Vale of Glamorgan Council during the 2017 local elections. In general elections, the party has never received more than one percent of the vote but briefly had two co-opted community councillors in early 2017, David A Elston in St Athan Community Council, and Kev Young in Parton Parish Council.

General election 2010

The party stood nine candidates in the 2010 general election and received 1,340 votes overall, or about 0.35% of the total votes cast in those constituencies that had Pirate candidates:[1]

Constituency Candidate Votes %
Bethnal Green and Bow Alexander van Terheyden 213[2] 0.4
Bury North Graeme Lambert 131[3] 0.3
Cities of London and Westminster Jack Nunn 90[4] 0.2
Derby North David Geraghty 170[5] 0.4
Glasgow Central Finlay Archibald 120[6] 0.4
Leicester West Shaun Dyer 113[7] 0.3
Manchester, Gorton Tim Dobson 236[8] 0.6
South West Surrey Luke Leighton 94[9] 0.2
Worcester Andrew Robinson 173[10] 0.4
Total 1,340 0.35

Mark Sims intended to stand in East Ham[11] but missed the deadline due to the air travel disruption after the 2010 Eyjafjallajökull eruption.

All candidates lost their deposits, with the best performance being 0.62% in Manchester Gorton.

Elections in 2011

Oldham East and Saddleworth by-election (2011)

The Pirate Party fielded Loz Kaye at the Oldham East and Saddleworth by-election in 2011, after Labour's victory in the 2010 election was declared void by the courts, and the incumbent Phil Woolas was removed.[12] The result was 96 votes (0.3%).

Scottish and local elections 2011

Pirate Party UK stood eight regional candidates in two regions in the Scottish Parliament election[13]

Region Candidates Votes %
Glasgow

1. Finlay Archibald
2. Mark Wood
3. Asmaa Hounat
4. Stuart Murray

581[14] 0.3
West of Scotland

1. Rob Harris
2. Laura Riach
3. Andrew Paliwoda
4. Miah Gregory

850[15] 0.3
Total 1,431 0.3

Graeme Lambert also stood in the local election in Bury[16] gaining 3.62% of the vote.[17]

Elections in 2012

Local elections 2012

Pirate Party UK stood six candidates in three regions in the United Kingdom local elections.[18] They received 551 votes, or 2.26% on average over the 6 wards in which they stood, the best results for the party in an election. In the Manchester Bradford ward the party leader, Loz Kaye, received 5.2% of the vote, the highest the party has achieved in any election to this date.

Constituency Candidate Votes %
Edinburgh Meadows/Morningside Phil Hunt 195[19] 1.9
Glasgow Anderston Rob Harris 46[20] 0.2
Glasgow Govan Finlay Archibald 51[21] 0.2
Manchester Ancoats and Clayton Tim Dobson 75[22] 3
Manchester Bradford Loz Kaye 127[23] 5.2
Manchester City Centre Maria Aretoulaki 57[24] 3.1
Total 551 2.25

Manchester Central by-election (2012)

Loz Kaye was the Pirate Party's candidate in the Manchester Central by-election on 15 November 2012. He received 1.9% of the vote.

European Parliament election 2014

The Pirate Party announced its intentions[25] to stand candidates in the North West England (European Parliament constituency) for the 2014 European Parliament election on 28 March 2014. Three Pirate Party UK candidates were nominated,[26] Maria Aretoulaki,[27] George Walkden[28] and Jack Allnutt.[29]

The party also adopted a 'common European election programme'[30] in common with other European Pirate Parties,[31] in addition to its existing policies.

The party received 8,957 votes, a 0.5% share in the North West England regional constituency.[32]

Elections in 2015

General election 2015

The party had six candidates in the 2015 general election.[33] All the Pirate Party UK candidates standing for election were endorsed by Something New as candidates to vote for in constituencies where it was not standing candidates, with the exception of Mark Chapman due to Something New being in an alliance with a competitor to Chapman.[34]

Constituency Candidate Votes %
Bridgend David A Elston[35] 106[36] 0.3
Manchester Central Loz Kaye 346 0.8
Manchester Gorton Cris Chesha 181 0.4
Salford and Eccles Sam Clark 183 0.4
Sheffield Central Andy Halsall[37] 113 0.3
Vauxhall Mark Chapman 201 0.4
Total 1,130 0.43

South Lanarkshire, Hamilton South local by-election

The Pirate Party UK's Governor of the Board, Andrew McCallum secured 13 votes, which is a 0.6% vote share.[38]

Elections in 2016

Higher Blackley — Manchester local by-election 2016

The Pirate Party UK's nominations officer, George Walkden stood in a Higher Blackley local by-election, securing 9 votes (0.6% vote share).[39]

St Athan — Vale of Glamorgan Community Council co-option 2016

Shortly after his resignation[40] as deputy leader, the Pirate Party UK's first councillor, David A Elston, joined the St Athan Community Council on 1 March 2016 (St David's Day).[41]

Local elections 2016

Andreas Habeland stood in the Church Street Westminster local council 2016 election and secured 26 (0.8%) votes.[42]

Rhoose — Vale of Glamorgan local by-election 2016

James Fyfe stood in the Rhoose ward for a seat on the Vale of Glamorgan county council on 30 June 2016 and secured 4 (0.2%) votes.[43]

Parton Parish Council co-option 2016

Kev Young, Independent, joined the Pirate Party UK, stood down and was co-opted back on to the council, which provided the Pirate Party UK with its second councillor and first council chairperson.[44] He subsequently resigned from the party in early 2017.[citation needed]

Elections in 2017

Local elections 2017

Constituency Candidate Votes %
Castleland Nathaniel "Jebediah" Hedges 35 1.5
New Milton Desmond Hjerling 108 2.2
St Athan David A Elston 75 7.6
Total 218 3.8

Elston and Hedges also stood on a town council level. For Flemingston and Eglwys Brewis on the St Athan Community Council where Elston had 125 votes (17.4%) losing his community council seat by less than 50 votes to Labour[45] and Hedges had 41 (1.9%) votes in Castleland on the Barry Town Council,[46] the average vote share being 9.7%.

General election 2017

The Pirate Party stood ten candidates in the 2017 general election, the highest number in the party's history.[47]

Constituency Candidate Votes %
Bournemouth West Jason Halsey 418 0.9[48]
Cardiff South Jeb Hedges 170 0.3[49]
Eddisbury Morgan Hill 179 0.3[50]
Gower Jason Winstanley 149 0.3[51]
Manchester Central Neil Blackburn 192 0.4[52]
New Forest West Des Hjerling 483 1.0[53]
Norwich North Liam Matthews 340 0.7[54]
Sheffield Central Robert Moran 91 0.2[55]
Vale of Glamorgan David Elston 127 0.2[56]
Vauxhall Mark Chapman 172 0.3[57]
Total 2,321 0.46

Elections in 2018

Local elections 2018

Constituency Candidate Votes %
Batley West Garry Kitchin 64 1.45
Vassall Mark Chapman 127 1.19
Total 191

Elections in 2019

Local elections 2019

Constituency Candidate Votes %
Frimley Green Gavin TP Crump 190[58] 3.7%

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