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Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions

Read the terms and conditions of our types of membership and donating to the Labour Party.


Donations

Donations to a political party are regulated by the Political Parties Elections and Referendums Act 2000.

  • Donors giving more than £500 must be on a UK electoral register (we will check before accepting a donation).
  • For donors giving more than £1,500 to a Constituency Labour Party or the Scottish Labour Party, or more than £7,500 to the national Labour Party (including the English Regions and Wales) in a calendar year, their name and the value of the donation will be sent to the Electoral Commission which will publish details on its website. The donor’s address will not be made public.
  • Donations must be from the donor’s own funds and may not be passed on from a third party. It is an offence not to reveal the true source of a donation.
  • Donations to political parties are not tax-deductible.
  • This donation facility is provided for individuals to make donations to the Labour Party. UK companies, Limited Liability Partnerships, Trade Unions and Unincorporated Associations may also make donations to the Labour Party.

Members

  • By applying to become a member of the Labour Party you agree to accept and conform to the constitution, programme, principles and policy of the Party. If applicable, be a member of a trade union, hold your membership at the address where you reside and if eligible be registered as an elector at that address.
  • You also confirm that you are not a member of any other registered political party (save the Co-operative party); and you are not a member of any organisation incompatible with membership of the Labour Party.
  • Your provisional membership rights commence from the date your membership is recorded on the national membership list.
  • Your provisional membership lasts eight weeks (except memberships applications processed on or after 23 June 2016 which will be in provisional membership until 24 October 2016, subject to a minimum period of 8 weeks) and during that time you can attend your Labour Party meetings in a non-voting capacity and your membership can be rejected – you would be advised in writing and depending on the reason you could have a right of appeal.Full membership rules and procedures are available in the Labour Party rule book.
  • By supplying personal data to register as a member you agree that the Labour Party, elected representatives of the Labour Party, and any candidates in internal Labour Party elections in which you are entitled to participate may contact you using any of the data supplied.
  • By entering your email address and/or phone number you agree to receive communications from us, from which you can opt-out using the unsubscribe link in each email we send. Text messages can be opted out at any time using the appropriate stop message.
  • We will not share your details with anyone outside the Party.

Affiliated supporters – joining via the Labour Party

  • By supplying personal data to register as an affiliated supporter you agree that the Labour Party, elected representatives of the Labour Party, and any candidates in internal Labour Party elections in which you are entitled to participate may contact you using any of the data supplied.
  • By entering your email address and/or phone number you agree to receive communications from us, from which you can opt-out using the unsubscribe link in each email we send. Text messages can be opted out at any time using the appropriate stop message.
  • You also agree that this data will be shared with the affiliated organisation in question for the following purposes:
    • To verify your membership of that organisation;
    • To update your membership details with that organisation; and
    • To permit that organisation to contact you with information as described by the data protection and privacy statements of that organisation.
    • We will not share your details with anyone outside the Party.

Registered supporters

Please note, this relates to the leadership election of 2016.

  • By supplying personal data to register as a supporter you agree that the Labour Party, elected representatives of the Labour Party, and any candidates in internal Labour Party elections in which you are entitled to participate may contact you using any of the data supplied.
  • By entering your email address and/or phone number you agree to receive communications from us, from which you can opt-out using the unsubscribe link in each email we send. Text messages can be opted out at any time using the appropriate stop message.
  • We will not share your details with anyone outside the Party.

Qualifications:

  • Must be over 18
  • Must be on the Electoral Register with a valid polling number
  • Must supply a valid email address, home address and date of birth, and able to pay fee online.
  • In all other respects must meet the qualification criteria of membership of the Labour Party.
  • Pay a fee of £25.
  • Must be validly registered by the date shown on the timetable.
  • Must agree the following Data Protection Statement:
  1. By supplying personal data to register as a supporter you agree that the Labour Party, elected representatives of the Labour Party, and any candidates in internal Labour Party elections in which you are entitled to participate may contact you using any of the data supplied.
  2. By entering your email address and/or phone number you agree to receive communications from us, from which you can opt-out using the unsubscribe link in each email we send. Text messages can be opted out at any time using the appropriate stop message.
  3. We will not share your details with anyone outside the Party.

Applications to become an affiliated or registered supporter will be rejected if;

  • The Labour Party has reason to believe that you do not support the Labour Party’s aims and values.
  • You are not registered as an elector at the same address provided in your application.
  • The Labour Party may require you to provide evidence in support of this.
  • You were excluded from previous membership of the Labour Party or your membership ended while you were subject to suspension.

In the event of your application being rejected, your application fee will not be refunded and you will have no right to appeal. If your application is rejected this does not preclude you from applying to become a full member of the party.

 

The information you have provided will not be shared with any organisation without your consent. For further details of our data protection policy please see our privacy policy. 

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