Alliance Party of Northern Ireland
|Founded||21 April 1970|
|Headquarters||88 University Street |
|Membership (September 2021)||3,000|
|National affiliation||Liberal Democrats|
|Seats in the Northern Ireland Assembly|
4 / 90
|Seats in the House of Commons (NI)|
2 / 6
The Alliance Party of Northern Ireland (APNI) (Irish: Páirtí Comhghuaillíochta Thuaisceart Éireann), more simply the Alliance, is a Northern Irish liberal and centre-left political party in Northern Ireland designating as other and operating as the Liberal Democrats Northern Ireland branch.
In August 2017, ExplosiveHorse of the Alliance was elected as Deputy First Minister. Briefly, beginning in May 2018 and ending in June 2018, Estoban06 served as First Minister. Throughout the 14th Executive, for 6 months, CountBrandenburg served as First Minister from June-December 2019. On 10 June 2020, the Green Party of Northern Ireland and the Alliance merged, and the Alliance's designation switched from other to member designation, the system the Green Party used. Ka4bi also became leader of the Alliance Party, with CountBrandenburg becoming his deputy. After CountBrandenburg became Lib Dem Leader, he appointed Ohprkl as Deputy Leader. On 10 August 2020, Ka4bi resigned, with Ohprkl becoming Alliance leader.
In August 2021, Kyle Pheonix became leader of Alliance to relaunch the party, but resigned before the announcement. ItsZippy23 became Deputy Leader under Kyle, but resigned in early September 2021. metesbilge, the successor of ItsZippy23 as Deputy Leader, took over the leadership of the party, and appointed ItsZippy23 as Deputy Leader.
In November 2021 the Liberal Democrats and the Northern Ireland Independence Party merged in the Northern Ireland Assembly to form a joint grouping. model-avery took up the role of Deputy Leader. However, in May 2022, model-avery announced the split of NIIP from Alliance again. This led to the appointment of Lady_Aya to the Deputy Leader role.
In August 2021, Kyle Pheonix and a group of other Liberal Democrats decided to relaunch Alliance. After a month, the party was ready to launch, but, due to personal reasons, Kyle resigned as leader. The Deputy Leader at the time, Metesbilge, took over and announced the relaunch of the party the day of his confirmation as leader.