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Want to vote in Labour leadership contest? Joining as a full member is cheaper – but be quick

Registered supporter route is not the most cost-effective for would-be voters

Labour supporters who want to participate in the vote to choose the next leader of the Labour Party and who are not already members of the party have the option of becoming registered supporters. However, the registered supporter fee is £25.00.

Joining the party as a full member costs £4.38 a month and represents a far more cost-effective way for supporters to participate. Both registered supporters and full members must be on the electoral register and be eligible under Labour’s member criteria.

And if you join, don’t stop at voting in the contest. Contact your local party and take part in local democracy, campaigns and decision-making.

The joining deadline for participation in the ballot is 5pm on Monday 20 January. Join online here.

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8 comments

  1. What has become of the Labour Party? Selling votes to the middle-class for £25, genuine Labour supporters can’t afford to join the party. This stinks

    1. David – The party does need funds to be able to function and there are quite a lot discounts available to try and cater for people on low incomes, how cheap do you want it to be?

      A standard Labour membership costs £4.38 a month. There is also a discounted price for people who are 20 to 26-years-old, retired, unwaged or in part-time work which costs £2.21 a month. This also applies to members of affiliated trade unions.

      1. SteveH,

        Its funny how other Political Parties can offer ‘reduced membership fees’ of £1.00 a month, or £10.00 a year – if you are on the breadline I’m afraid £2.21 a month is a large sum, also, many don’t have bank accounts or access to computers, such is their poverty. Again, was not the Party founded to help poor folk, not give careers to middle class folk?

    2. Also the point is that if its really cheap the party will be flooded with tory plants just to destabilise the works. Dirty is how nasty tories win. They have to be priced out of the reckoning.

  2. This morning I decided that I would swallow my stupid pride & re-join the Labour Party, so that I could vote for a ‘Socialist’ in the leadership election; but then I realised…………….

  3. And what choice is choice when there is NO CHOICE…..sympathise with steve Richards…..its hobsons choice or Murphy’s Law and I am still in meditation or mourning and can’t come to a decision.

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