There are many ways for you to get involved in the Labour Party, both on a local and national level.
Join or support the Labour Party
- A Labour member pays the subscription and receives a membership card, is able to attend all Labour meetings, campaigns, socials and participate fully in the activities of the Party. A member is also able to vote on internal Party issues, including the selection of candidates.
- A "registered supporter" of the Labour Party does not go as far as becoming a full member. A registered supporter pays a relatively modest fee and is invited to Labour meetings, campaigns and socials, but may not vote on internal issues such as the selection of Party officers, election candidates, etc.
Come to meetings and events
As a member or supporter, you are also welcome to come to our meetings, socials and events. Constituency Labour Party members meet together every two months at an “All Member Meetings” and we also have a number of individual branches which hold more local meetings, campaigning, socialising and fundraising together - find out more here.
If you would like to volunteer to help us on the ground here in the constituency, we would really love to hear from you. We are all local people who work together to campaign on local issues and to support Labour candidates at election time. We are always looking for people to bring their skills to the local party. If you share our values and would like to find out more about how you could get involved, just fill in the form on the Volunteer page (it doesn't commit you to anything!) and someone will be in touch.
There are many different ways to be involved, from attending social events and meetings, campaigning locally on issues that matter to you, delivering local newsletters to helping to make national policy decisions.
If your work or family experience has given you knowledge of a particular area such as health or education, there are opportunities to work with the local Labour Party on developing policy and putting campaigns together.
If you have a particular skill, such as designing newsletters, research, fundraising, IT, writing leaflets etc, we welcome your involvement to help the Labour Party campaign locally.
Even if you don't feel that you have any special skills, don't let that stop you. More often than not, a willing smiling face is all we need.
Have a voice, and make it heard
If you have an opinion, you can make it heard! There are loads of ways to express your opinion, many of which can and will help our cause. Using social media and writing to the newspapers are both great ways to spread the word.
We would also encourage you to write to your councillor with any concerns you might have. Sharing your concerns with incumbent Tories about their policies and other local affairs is also encouraged.