Hi, I'm Jack and I'd like to put myself forward for re-election to the Board of Governors.
To give a brief history of my involvement with the party:
I have been a member since 2009 and I have been a Pirate activist now for a little over 5 years. I started off organising meetups in Manchester in early 2010, and took on the role as North-West Regional Administration Officer shortly afterwards. Later that year when the Board of Governors was created I was elected as part of its inaugural intake and I served a (short) term as one of its rotating chairmen late last year.
I have been involved in campaigning for Pirate candidates in many elections in (Greater) Manchester: Manchester Gorton and Bury North in the 2010 General Election, Oldham East and Saddleworth by-election in 2011, Bury council election in 2011, Manchester council elections and the Manchester Central byelection in 2012, and Salford and Eccles, Manchester central and Manchester Gorton in 2015. I was also a candidate in the European Parliament elections for the North-West in 2014.
For most of Andy Halsall's tenure as Campaigns Officer I served as his deputy (technically I think I'm still nominally the deputy campaigns officer, but I don't think I've ever had any contact from Will outside of a few appearances at the PPUK HQ) performing various duties. One of these was as PPUK's international coordinator, where I attended Pirate Parties International meetings and helped in the preparation of setting up the European Pirate Party (PPEU) - including (singe-handedly) organising a PPEU conference in Manchester and (together with Andy) editing the Common European Election Platform
on which 12 Pirate Parties from across Europe stood on during the EP election campaign.
Suffice to say, I'm pretty well battle-tested. The last five years have been fun (if stressful, at times) and I'd love to continue to help shape the party over the next five.
If anybody has any questions, I'll be happy to answer them.