Something I spoke a little about in GE2015 was joint candidates. Some parties are open to standing on a mutually beneficial platform and having a joint candidate. Most of these parties that offer co-operation are much smaller than ourselves and what we could gain is little. Occasionally though, they are quite a bit larger.
In order for it to work, there would need to be negotiations between party leadership and the right kind of candidate selected. We would also need to ensure the Pirate brand is promoted just as equally as the other party.
I'd really like to know how open everyone is to this kind of thinking. I can't help but feel ordinarily this wouldn't be needed if we had a more proportional voting system but in the mean time it may accelerate the rate in which we get more pirate candidates and more pirates elected. It would also "remind" those in other parties we accept duel membership in PPUK and increase our revenue.
My view is, one of the benefits of being centralist is we can vote-with a variety of other parties. I believe there will be occasions where we can also stand a candidate with other parties depending on the type of election. For example it would be a lot harder to find agreement on national elections as opposed to a county councillor seat.