Liberal Democrats

Membership FAQs


We’re really excited that you’re considering becoming a member of the Liberal Democrats.

This page answers the most common questions about joining the party - and hopefully, they’ll help you make up your mind!

Why should I join?

There's lots of reasons to join the Liberal Democrats. Some people joined us because they wanted to stand up for our values, of openness, tolerance and unity, Some because they want to help us win elections, others so they could stand for election and stand up for their community.

Becoming a Liberal Democrat will let you do all that - and much more besides. As a member, you’ll have the power to change things and all our members, from Vince Cable, right down to our newest member you get the same vote.

Tens of thousands of people have joined our party in the last two years and our fantastic members, new and old are the lifeblood our party.

They're what’s driving our party's fight back and they will ensure that Britain always has strong, liberal voices, working to build an open, tolerant and united Britain.

How much does membership cost?

Membership starts at £12 a year - but we hope that you might consider donating a little more - the recommended amount (as decided by members like you at our conference) is £70.

You can join online by paying with either a credit/debit card or direct debit, it’s up to you, you can choose your preferred method when you join:

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We also have a few concessionary rates too if you’re under 26 and are entitled to receive state benefits (other than the state pension or child benefit) then membership starts from just £6 a year.

Unlike the Tories, we don’t rely on a small number of super-wealthy donors and unlike the Labour party, we don’t rely on the trade unions. Everything we do relies on funds from our dedicated members and your membership fee goes a long way to making sure we’re ready and able to fight and win elections and keep our party running too.

What am I joining?

Regardless of where you are based, you will be joining the UK Liberal Democrats. We fight elections in England, Scotland, and Wales, but have members based right around the world.

You will also become a member of your local party, which is based on the area where you live.

If you live in Scotland, you will also become a member of the Scottish Lib Dems. If you live in Wales, you will become a member of the Welsh Lib Dems. And if you live in England, you will become a member of one of our regional parties.

Is there a minimum age I have to be to join?

There are no age restrictions to join the party.

When will I get my membership pack?

You should get a membership pack, including your membership card within 3 to 4 weeks of joining the Party.

If you have not received your membership pack after 6 weeks, please contact us.

My question isn't answered here...

If you’ve got a question that isn’t answered here, you can send us a message, or give us a call on 020 7022 0988.

The Liberal Democrats depend on the support of our members and we’d love to welcome you to the team today.

And most importantly, how do I join?

Just click on the big yellow button:

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