When becoming a member you agree to abide by the rules and constitution of the Pirate Party.
We may contact you from time to time by email. You can check and update your mailing list subscriptions on your account profile page. We reserve the right to send out occasional important updates to all members, regardless of your subscription preferences. We will keep this to a minimum, and in general aim for no more than 4 such emails per year.
The party membership fee currently stands at £12, with a discounted rate of £3 available for those under 21, the unemployed, students and those aged 60 or over.
In compliance with party funding laws, if donations of more than £500 (including membership fees) are made, your details will be checked to ensure you are registered on a UK electoral register. For donations of more than £7,500 to the party in the course of a calendar year, the amount of the donation and the name of the person or company donating will be reported to the Electoral Commission for publication on their public register of donations.
You understand that it is a criminal offence to make donations in a way that attempts to evade these rules. More information about party funding laws can be found here.
To assist with the processing of payments and to ensure compliance with legal obligations, donors who make aggregate contributions of more than £500 will be contacted personally. Please ensure that you provide contact details where you can be reached, as failure to do so may necessitate the refund of your donation.
For enquiries about contributions to the party, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Note for residents in Northern Ireland
We are not currently registered as a political party in Northern Ireland.
We recommend that instead of becoming a member of a Pirate Party that can't currently cover Northern Ireland, you should register for our site and contact the campaigns or nominations team. 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 if a Northern Ireland party were set up in future.