"Membership of the Party is open to all persons who agree with its fundamental values and objectives without discrimination as to age, ethnic origin, religion, disability, gender or sexual orientation."
"As a Member of the Liberal Democrats, you must treat others with respect and must not bully, harass, or intimidate any Party member, member of Party staff, member of the Parliamentary staff, Party volunteer, or member of the public. Such behaviour will be considered to be bringing the Party into disrepute."
- Article 3.1, Federal Constitution of the Liberal Democrats
Under the Political Party Elections and Referendums Act 2000 (PPERA) you must be on the electoral register in the UK excluding the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man in order to make a donation or subscription payment of more than £500.
If you make a donation or subscription payment of more than £7,500 to the Party, we are obliged under the Political Parties Elections and Referendums Act 2000 to report such a donation to the Electoral Commission, who will publish the fact that you have made a donation over £7,500. For more information, please see http://www.electoralcommission.org.uk.
The contact information you have provided will not be shared with any organisation or individual outside the Liberal Democrats, other than where the law requires us to do so.
Where the information has been provided, the Party communicates with its members and financial supporters by mail, telephone, email or SMS.
All applications for membership will be subject to acceptance by the relevant local party.
As a member of the Liberal Democrats, you will be a member of a State Party (English, Scottish, or Welsh), a local party, and the Federal Liberal Democrats.
All members must abide by rules laid out in the joint Constitutions of the Liberal Democrats. Failure to abide by rules laid out in these documents may lead to sanctions against members up to and including expulsion from the Party.
If you have any questions about the Party or your membership, you can get in touch with our Customer Services team on 020 7227 0988, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.