Liberal Democrats

Membership FAQs

 

Why join us?

Rising poverty, an underfunded health system, climate change, a mess of a Brexit, are just some of the huge challenges facing the future of Britain.

What Britain needs, is a liberal movement dedicated to fixing our broken system.

If you agree with us - and you share our values, then we want you to be part of a growing liberal movement to be the voice for the millions of voters who feel fed up with the divisive and ineffective direction this country is heading.

We have opened our doors to anyone and everyone who shares our liberal values. You can register as a supporter or join to be a card-carrying member of the party.

It doesn’t matter which option you choose, or how active you are able to be, please join this growing movement to restore fairness and opportunity to everyone, and to demand better for future generations.

Join us now

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Supporter FAQs

Why be a supporter?

As a supporter, not only will you get regular updates on our campaigns, but you get to have your say on those campaigns. You can:

  • Help shape party policy
  • Attend party conferences
  • Access party training
  • Access the members’ portal of the website
  • Attend local party events

Does it cost anything?

Nope! Being a Lib Dem supporter is completely free. It’s your support the counts the most!

Can I be a Lib Dem supporter and a member of another UK political party?

Unfortunately, you can't. If you're a member of another UK political party and want to hear more from the Liberal Democrats, you can sign up for regular news and updates from us here: www.libdems.org.uk/sign_up

I’ve signed up, how do I access the online portal?

Please just get in touch with our Member & Supporter services team who will give you access to the online supporter centre.  Through the portal you will be able to access exclusive party updates, event info, training resources and much more.

I need to update my contact details, how do I do this?

Just drop us a message here letting us know your new information, and we will update this for you.

What if I change my mind?

You can stop a Lib Dem supporter at any time, please just let us know here.

I’m a registered supporter, but now want to get more involved!

Being a Lib Dem member might just be the thing for you! To find out about member benefits or to join as a member, click here.

Being a member

Why be a member?

As a card-carrying, Liberal Democrat member, you directly shape and decide our policies and our campaigns. Here are some of the benefits:

  • Vote on party policy
  • Propose policies
  • Vote in leadership elections
  • Access members-only training
  • Be a part of your local party executive
  • Stand as a council or parliamentary candidate

Does it cost anything?

What you pay is up to you.

Membership starts at £1 a month (£12 a year) with the recommended rate at £6 per month (£72 a year).

Students can join us for £1 for the first two years of their membership.

Concessionary subscriptions of £6 are available to those under 26 and recipients of state benefits (excluding the state pension or child benefits).

Where does my money go?

Unlike the Tories, we don’t rely on a small number of super-wealthy donors. Unlike Labour, we don’t rely on the trade unions.

Everything we do relies on funds from our members. Membership fees go directly towards making sure we’re ready to fight and win elections.

Can I change how much I pay?

You can change how you pay and how much you pay any time! Please just contact the Member & Supporter Services team here.

Can I be a Lib Dem member and a member of another UK political party?

Party membership is not open to members of other UK political parties. If you are a member of another UK political party, but want to stay up to date with us and be a part of the Liberal movement, sign up for regular news and updates from us here: www.libdems.org.uk/sign_up

I’ve signed up, how do I access the online portal?

Please just get in touch with our Member & Supporter services team who will give you access to the online supporter centre.  Through the portal you will be able to access exclusive party updates, event info, training resources and much more.

I need to update my contact details, how do I do this?

Just drop us a message here letting us know your new information, and we will update this for you.

What if I change my mind?

You can cancel your membership of the party at any time by writing to us here or via post to:

Liberal Democrats, 8-10 Great George Street, London, SW1P 3AE.

Any other questions?

If you’ve got more questions, you can send us a message here, or give us a call on 020 7022 0988. The member & supporter services team look forward to hearing from you!