Pirate Party UK

Defunct political party

The Pirate Party UK (often abbreviated PPUK; in Welsh: Plaid Môr-leidr DU) was a political party in the United Kingdom. The Pirate Party's core policies were to bring about reform to copyright and patent laws, support privacy, reduce surveillance from government and businesses, and support freedom of speech and freedom of expression.[5][6] The party was founded on 30 July 2009 and dissolved on 9 November 2020.

Pirate Party UK

Pirate Party UK
Welsh: Plaid Môr-leidr DU
LeaderHarley James Faggetter[1]
Chair of the BoardAdrian Farrel[2]
Founded30 July 2009 (2009-07-30)[3]
HeadquartersUnit 6941, PO Box 4336, Manchester, M61 0BW
Membership (2018)Decrease 260
IdeologyPirate politics
Civil libertarianism
Purple, black and white[4]


  1. "View registration - The Electoral Commission". search.electoralcommission.org.uk.
  2. "Leaders Office - The Pirate Party". www.pirateparty.org.uk. Archived from the original on 2019-04-14. Retrieved 2020-03-14.
  3. Barnett, Emma (11 August 2009). "Pirate Party UK now registered by the Electoral Commission". The Daily Telegraph. London. Retrieved 12 August 2009.
  4. "Design". The Pirate Party. Archived from the original on 19 November 2016. Retrieved 3 December 2016.
  5. "Pirate Party UK". Retrieved 4 June 2012.
    - Turton, Stuart (12 August 2009). "Q&A: Why the UK needs the Pirate Party". PC Pro. Retrieved 12 August 2009.
  6. OUR OPEN MANIFESTO FOR THE SNAP GENERAL ELECTION Archived 2017-06-14 at the Wayback Machine (Pirate Party UK, 2017 general election manifesto). Accessed via the Pirate Party UK's official website. Retrieved 7 April 2018.