Codes of conduct and welfare

People’s welfare is of the utmost importance. The Labour Party has codes of conduct associated with membership to ensure our shared values of solidarity, tolerance and respect are exhibited at all times.

In joining the Party, every member agrees to our Member’s Pledge, which you can read in full below. Members agree to act within the spirit and rules of the Labour Party, which can be read in full in our rule book, and our codes of conduct – all of which can be found below. These rights and responsibilities are of the utmost importance and are reviewed regularly by the NEC; the Labour Party’s ruling body.

Member’s Pledge

I pledge to act within the spirit and rules of the Labour Party in my conduct both on and offline, with members and non-members and I stand against all forms of abuse.

I commit to treating all those I encounter with respect and courtesy whether or not they are in the Labour Party or a member of the public.

Whilst I am at Labour Party meetings, on the doorstep, in a campaigning environment, on social media or in any Labour Party gathering, I will:

  • Listen to others’ viewpoints, participate inclusively, challenge appropriately.
  • Conduct reasoned arguments and not talk over others.
  • Use constructive criticism consistent with Labour’s values.
  • Always act in an appropriate and respectful manner to others.
  • Take care to use appropriate, non-offensive language.

Finally, I will not organise to drown out the views of others recognising the unfairness this creates.

By following this Code, I will help to ensure an inclusive, safe and constructive environment within the Labour Party.

I understand that if found to be in breach of the Labour Party’s codes of conduct, guidelines, policies and procedures on online and offline abuse, and if I fail to treat those I encounter with respect and courtesy, I will be subject to, and may be sanctioned in accordance with, the rules and procedures of the Labour Party.

Rules and Code of Conduct

Every person is entitled to feel safe from harm and prejudice, which the Labour Party’s codes of conduct enforce. Below are the Labour Party’s codes of conduct that all members agree to adhere to, as well as information regarding provisional membership and the complete Labour Party rulebook. If you have any questions regarding the welfare of members, supporters or members of the public, or would like to make a complaint to the party, you can get in touch below.


We use the term ‘safeguarding’ to describe the actions that the Labour Party takes to protect children and adults who may be at risk of abuse and how we work to promote their welfare.

The Labour Party believes that it is unacceptable for anyone to experience abuse of any kind, in any circumstances, including through social media and other online activity. Children, young people and adults who may be at risk of abuse have a legal right to protection from all forms of abuse. We have a duty of care to ensure that this remains the case throughout all contact that they have with us.

Tackling Antisemitism

On 29 October 2020 the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) published its investigation into Antisemitism in the Labour Party.

On 17 December 2020 the Labour Party published its Action Plan for Driving out Antisemitism in response to the investigation. The Action Plan sets out the steps the Party will take to implement the report’s recommendations.

Following significant changes to both procedures and culture, the EHRC announced on 15 February 2023 that the Labour Party was no longer being monitored. Formal monitoring concluded on 31 January 2023.