Who can I contact about membership?

The main Labour Party membership team deals with all matters concerning membership.

Labour International Secretary

Who can join Labour International?

You should

  • be over 14 years old
  • be a citizen of Britain, Ireland, the Isle of Man or the Channel Islands
  • have a residential address outside the UK

How can I join?

There are two ways of joining Labour International

1. Joining from scratch
If you’re not currently a Labour Party member you need to join the Labour Party in the normal way , using your address outside the UK. Then you will automatically become a member of Labour International. Your membership pack and card will be sent to you by post, and our own Labour International membership team will contact you by email and tell you which branch you are in.

2. Transferring your membership
Are you already a Labour Party member who has moved to another country? If so, you just need to register your non-UK address with the Labour Party membership team using one of the contact methods given above. Then you will be transferred from your UK CLP to Labour International, and allocated to a regional LI branch.

If you move from one country outside the UK to another, you can be transferred to a branch in your new country. The IL Membership Officer can also help with transfers.

How do LI members stay in touch?

LI members live all over the world, so we use email (and social media such as WhatsApp and Slack) a lot. If you want to vote in internal elections and receive newsletters, meeting announcements, membership surveys, etc. you need to provide an email address when you register, and make sure that it’s always up-to-date.

Why am I not getting emails from you?

Sometimes members change email address but forget to inform us. And sometimes an email address stops working for technical reasons, or a full inbox, or because you’ve changed jobs or left university or have a new internet service provider. There can also be problems with email providers using strong spam filters, or putting our emails into a spam folder. Adding our usual “from” addresses to your contacts list might also help.

If you are a Labour International member but are not getting any emails from us, you need to check with our LI Membership Officer or the Labour Party, using the contact details given above.

How can I leave LI?

1. Transferring back to the UK
If you move back to the UK long-term, you can no longer be a member of Labour International, but you can, of course, still be a Labour Party member. You can be transferred to your local UK CLP and branch.

2. Leaving the Labour Party
If you want to leave gradually, or haven’t quite made up your mind, you can just cancel your direct debit. That doesn’t stop you being a member immediately, but generally you can’t vote in internal elections or stand for office if you are in arrears with your membership fees. If you don’t clear your arrears when you get your final reminder, your membership will lapse.

If you want to resign with immediate effect you need to inform the main Labour Party membership team. They recommend using the membership resignation form, but you can also write, phone or email using the contact details above. Our membership officer will help to arrange your resignation if necessary.

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