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How to join the Liberal Democrats

You can join the Liberal Democrats quickly, easily and safely online here.

Liberal Democrat members holding signs showing their reasons for joining the party - photo copyright John Russell johnrussell zenfolio com

There are lots of reasons to join the Liberal Democrats (introduction to the party here). Some people join because they want to stand up for our values, of openness, tolerance and unity. Some because they want to help us win elections. Others so they can stand for election and stand up for their community.

Joining the Liberal Democrats 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 party leader Jo Swinson right down to our newest member, get the same equal vote in our policy and decision making. You’ll also get a vote in our next party leadership election.

Membership starts at £12 a year, but the party hopes that you might consider donating a little more. The recommended amount (as decided by members like you at our conference) is £72. There are concessionary rates too: students can join for £1 for their first two years of membership and if you’re under 26 or are entitled to receive state benefits (other than the state pension or child benefit) then membership starts from just £6 a year.

You can join the Liberal Democrats quickly, easily and safely online here.

If you would prefer to join the Liberal Democrats via the post, here is a pdf of the Lib Dem membership form which you can print off, fill in and post back.

Not quite ready to join yet? You can sign up as a registered supporter instead.

15 responses to “How to join the Liberal Democrats”

  1. (Pedant alert) “… and 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.

    Should that read “… and if you’re under 26 OR are entitled to receive state benefits …” ? (under 26’s entitled to receive state pension is a novel idea, and just might be an innovative way to make up for generational unfairness !)

  2. The original “and” was correct in that it was joining two routes to membership which
    co-exist and was not limiting in any way the terms applicable to either route.
    Amendment to “OR” would suggest that only one route exists – which is not true.
    Pedants can sometimes be mistaken!

  3. The form says recommended annual sub is £72, not £70.

    “Or” seems right to me, because the alternatives apply to a person, not the route.

    Puzzling that there is nothing on the form about accepting basic party values.

  4. Is there not a rate for pensioners, many of whom receive a much reduced income? I would suggest they give what they can, say between GBP 20 -50 and are encouraged to help the campaign in whatever ways they can.

  5. When I joined I felt the Lib Dems aligned closely with my own views & in public comments concentrated on communicating their views & policy in a clear & unambiguous manner. It was refreshing that there was no slag off the other parties. It seems the Lib Dems have now gone towards a denigration of other parties & leaders- this is old politics & not helpful. Keep pushing your own- our own- policies- leave the others to be swamped in the mud they have created. Lib Dems never got into the mud, so don’t join them in the swamp!

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