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Our terms of membership

What our Constitution says:

"Membership of the Party is open to all persons who agree with its fundamental values and objectives without discrimination as to age, ethnic origin, religion, disability, gender or sexual orientation."

"As a Member of the Liberal Democrats, you must treat others with respect and must not bully, harass, or intimidate any Party member, member of Party staff, member of the Parliamentary staff, Party volunteer, or member of the public. Such behaviour will be considered to be bringing the Party into disrepute."

- Article 3.1, Federal Constitution of the Liberal Democrats

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Political Party Elections and Referendums Act 2000 (PPERA)

Under the Political Party Elections and Referendums Act 2000 (PPERA) you must be on the electoral register in the UK excluding the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man in order to make a donation or subscription payment of more than £500.

If you make a donation or subscription payment of more than £7,500 to the Party, we are obliged under the Political Parties Elections and Referendums Act 2000 to report such a donation to the Electoral Commission, who will publish the fact that you have made a donation over £7,500. For more information, please see www.electoralcommission.org.uk.

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Your Membership

All applications for membership will be subject to acceptance by the relevant local party.

As a member of the Liberal Democrats, you will be a member of a State Party (English, Scottish, or Welsh), a local party, and the Federal Liberal Democrats.

All members must abide by rules laid out in the joint Constitutions of the Liberal Democrats. Failure to abide by rules laid out in these documents may lead to sanctions against members up to and including expulsion from the Party.

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Questions

If you have any questions about the Party or your membership, you can get in touch with our Customer Services team on 0207 022 0988, or at help@libdems.org.uk.

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Here is what you get as a Liberal Democrat member:

  1. Access exclusive members only events and training.
  2. The right to pick your local candidates - and stand for election yourself.
  3. The right to vote at conference, make policy and shape our manifesto.
  4. Keep informed about Liberal politics through regular emails and twice-yearly copies of Ad Lib, the Liberal Democrat magazine, delivered to you for free.

The recommended subscription is £70, but you can subscribe for as little as £12 (£6 for students/claimants). 
Its your choice.

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