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Joining the Labour Party

Thank you for thinking about joining the Labour Party.

Here are the answers to some questions you may have:

Why should I join?

Labour’s 2015 General Election defeat was hard, but that doesn’t mean Rob and the party are going to stop fighting for a country that is fairer and better for all.

We now have more than 380,000 members and every one is vital in ensuring we can hold this Tory Government to account and build a campaign capable of delivering victory for Labour at the next national poll in 2020.

How much is it and where does my money go?

Labour has a wide range of rates so you might pay as little as £1 a year. The party’s standard rate begins at £3.92 a month and you can choose to pay more if you wish, as many members do.

Unlike the Conservatives, we don’t rely on a small number of super-wealthy donors. We rely on funding from our dedicated members and your membership fee would provide a vital boost to our campaigning efforts. Without that money, we simply wouldn’t be able to run the party.

Where could my membership take me?

As a member, you’ll be a key part of the team. You’ll be eligible to vote in leadership elections, you can help shape party policy, you can attend local meetings and you can even stand as a candidate.

So whether you want to chip in to help us reach our goals because you share our values, or because you have ambitions to serve your community and country, the only place to start is through joining Labour as a member.

Once I’ve joined -- what’s the next step?

We’ll send you a membership pack in the post shortly after you sign up, and you’ll be able to call yourself a card-carrying member of the Labour Party.

We’ll also help you get further involved with the party by sending you information about local campaigning events, campaign training sessions, and opportunities to share your ideas about our party’s policies.   

If you’ve got more questions, call Labour on 0345 092 2299.

Rob is looking forward to welcoming you on board.

 

Once you’ve joined

How can I find out my membership number?

Your membership number is on the front of your membership card or any membership-related correspondence you receive by post. If you don’t have these to hand, contact Labour at labourmembership@labour.org.uk or phone 0345 092 2299 and a member of staff will be able to tell you your number.

If I need to change any of my details (e.g. email address, home address, membership rate etc.), how do I do that?
If you need to update any of your personal information, please email your new details and your membership number to labourmembership@labour.org.uk or call Labour on 0345 092 2299.

How can I contact Rob?
Rob would be more than happy to hear from you, and you can get in touch with him via the means detailed on this website’s ‘Contact Rob’ page.

I’m thinking about standing as a candidate - how do I do that?
To stand as a representative of the Labour Party, you need to be a member of the party for one year. Information about joining the party is detailed above. Labour offers training courses in campaigning and our Future Candidates Programme is geared towards anyone thinking of becoming a councillor or an MP in the future. If you have any questions about this programme then please contact training@labour.org.uk.

Why is my Trade Union not listed?
The list is made up solely of trade unions that are affiliated to the Labour Party, which is why your union is not included.

If you would like Labour to make a note of your trade union on your membership record you can email the party at labourmembership@labour.org.uk with your membership number and the trade union you are a member of and we'll get this updated for you. 

I’m confused - am I a member or a donor or registered supporter?
If you’re unsure about what your current status with the Labour Party is, please contact us at labourmembership@labour.org.uk or call 0345 092 2299 and our staff will be able to have a look into your records to help clarify things for you.

How do I get a new membership card?
If you’ve lost your membership card, contact us with your membership number or your postcode at labourmembership@labour.org.uk or call 0345 092 2299 and we can arrange for a new one to be sent out to you.