As a member of the Labour Party, you are part of a democratic structure as the actions and decisions taken by individual members shape policy and drive the party forward towards Government.
Wimbledon Constituency Labour Party is your local centre of Labour activity. Its officers are all volunteers who work together to secure support in their community for the party, its ideals and values and its manifesto, and therefore win seats in Council, London Assembly, London Mayoral, European and General Elections.
“By the strength of our common endeavour we achieve more than we achieve alone”
— Clause IV, The Labour Party Rule Book
Every member has their own reasons for joining the party, unique skills and experiences, varying amounts of time and energy, and a special contribution to make.
I’m a member – what next?
As a member of the Labour Party As a member of the national Labour Party, you are a member of your Constituency Labour Party (CLP), your Branch Labour Party (BLP) and if you’re aged 14–26, Young Labour. You are sent a membership card on joining, which is reissued every year during your membership.
- Keep your card in a safe place. You will occasionally need to know your membership number and may be required to present your card for official CLP business such as voting for candidates.
- If you register at https://my.labour.org.uk (you will need your membership number to do this), you will be able to access useful information and tools.
The main Labour Party website contains a lot of information about the national party.
- New Members should explore the New Members Hub at https://labour.org.uk/new-members/
- Existing Members can find a range of articles and tools at https://labour.org.uk/party-members/
It’s important that you understand your rights and responsibilities as a member of the Labour Party. As a member, you agree to the Member’s Pledge:
I pledge to act within the spirit and rules of the Labour Party in my conduct both on and offline, with members and non-members and I stand against all forms of abuse.
I understand that if found to be in breach of the Labour Party policy on online and offline abuse, I will be subject to the rules and procedures of the Labour Party.
You can find out more about the codes of conduct at https://labour.org.uk/members/my-welfare/my-rights-and-responsibilities. For more information, see the Labour Party Rule Book.
Now, find out how to stay informed and some of the ways you can get involved …