The laws governing political parties make things very complicated for
parties that wish to stand for election in the whole of the UK. To cut
a long story short, we effectively have to have a entire different
party, with it's own finances and it's own registration with the
Electoral Commission in order to field candidates in Northern Ireland.
At the moment, we don't have the staff or budget to do this, but once
we have enough people from Northern Ireland interested, it can be done
We recommend that instead of becoming a member of a Pirate Party that
can't currently cover Northern Ireland, you should register for our
forum, and post in the Northern Ireland section. We want to give
pirates from Northern Ireland the benefit of our experience in setting
up the mainland section of the party, and let them make their own
decisions about how closely they want to be connected to it.
If you have read all that and still want to support the mainland
party, feel free to become a member, or give a donation, but please be
aware that the mainland party can't contest seats in Northern Ireland,
and that you will probably need to pay another membership fee to join
the Northern Ireland party when it gets off the ground.