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Frequently Asked Questions
FAQ

The BLM constitution requires all new members to be Labour Party members. New members who join BLM must be members of the Labour Party. Black Labour members who have been suspended from Labour, but not expelled, will remain members of BLM.

BLM members who believe they have been expelled from the Labour Party unfairly, along with all individuals about whom membership decisions are taken, have the right to a hearing by BLM National Steering Group.

Friends of BLM/Associate members can participate in campaigns and activities organised by a local group, network or BLM nationally, but cannot hold a position within BLM, vote in elections or hold other membership rights.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can become a member?

Membership is open to anyone who:

  • Is 14 or over
  • Is a member of the Labour Party and no other political party nor an organisation disallowed by National Steering Group
  • Agrees to be bound by the rules of BLM, including its code of ethics
What do I do if I am not a Labour member?

In order for BLM to achieve its aims of helping Labour become a transformative and socialist party of government, BLM is aiming to affiliate to the Labour Party. New members of Black Labour must be members of Labour to join us.ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo.

What do I do if I was suspended from Labour or if I was rejected as a Supporter?

BLM members who have been suspended from Labour, but not expelled, will remain members of BLM.

 

If you have been suspended from the Labour Party you can appeal your suspension. To appeal, email labourmembership@labour.org.uk and appeals@labour.org.uk or call 0345 092 2299.

If you have previously applied to be an Affiliated or Registered Supporter of the Labour Party and your application was rejected, you cannot appeal. However, this does not preclude you from applying to become a full member of the Party now.

 

If you have been expelled from the Labour Party or were prevented from joining, you may be deemed to have resigned from BLM. BLM members who believe they have been expelled from the Labour Party unfairly, along with all individuals about whom membership decisions are taken, have the right to a hearing by BLM’s National Steering Group.

 

Friends of BLM/Associate Members who are not full members can participate in campaigns and activities organised by a local group, network or BLM nationally, but cannot hold a position within BLM, vote in elections or hold executive position or other membership rights.

 

If you are unable become a member of Black Labour, please email membership@blacklabour.org

 

If you need to change the name of your branch contact or position holder, please email info@blacklabour.org

How do I cancel my membership?

To cancel your membership, you can email membership@blacklabour.org

I have just joined the BLM online. What’s next?

A member of the management team will contact with 14 days of joining if you do not receive an electronic membership notification immediately you join.

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How do I get regularly updated on BLM activities?

 If you have a mobile phone with a WhatsApp on it. Just notify us with your full name, mobile telephone number and email address and you will be added to our WhatsApp and emailing groups.

I am of mixed parentage. Am I eligible to join and become a BLM as full member?

Yes, you can.

If I’m interested in setting up BLM local/regional branch where I live. Can I do it?

Yes, you can. But check with the management at info@blacklabour.org at first instance to make sure there is no branch duplication in your area. You must also make sure at least there up to 10 like minded members to start with.

I do not wish to join as an individual for personal reasons. So, I was wondering if I could join as a corporate body?

The answer is yes. But you will not have voting right if your of Black (African and Caribbean) origin as full membership is only to individuals but Associate Members/or Friend of Black Labour is available to both corporate and individuals.

I have a business based in the UK and I would like to donate through my business?

Yes, you can but your donation will not be tax deductible and may have to be declared as political donation in your business accounts.

Sorry, no you can’t.

How do I get involved if I want to?

If you have a few hours a month to spare volunteering, please contact the management below via email stating your areas of expertise and how you intend to help with them and somebody will get in touch.

I am not an outgoing person and very shy. I do I cope with your meetings and events?

First meeting is always challenging for some people. You are not alone in that. Try and introduce yourself at the registration table and one of team members including chairperson will make you feel welcome.

How would I go about becoming a councillor, MP or any other elective position?

Take a look at the Labour Party website under the respective pages and for information and guidance.

First of all, make sure you join the Labour Party at the link above. You must have joined for a year or more. Once your membership has been confirmed, you will receive a membership card with details of your local CLP (Constituency Labour Party), Membership Number and Secretary. The local CLP will take it from there and keep posted on CLP and branch events, including campaign sessions and socials.

My membership is in arrears. What should I do?

You can easily make payment online via bacs and setting up a direct debit mandate with your bank which you have full control over and can cancel at anytime.

How do I raise a question on my membership?

Please contact us at info@blacklabour.org

T: +44 (0)​​7989-621196
E: info@blacklabour.org
A: City Of London, UK

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