The party believes firmly in the principles of representative democracy, embracing acceptance of the widest possible participation by its members in the party’s activities.
We assert that our growth and development can therefore best be achieved by a “grassroots” rather than a “top-down” approach, with elected members serving the membership while carrying out their elected role to the best of their ability and through the promotion of local activism on the widest possible scale in all regions of our country.
The party will be run by willing volunteers in the initial stages, with only pre-agreed legitimate expense payments being made where warranted.
Keeping the overhead costs to a minimum will allow more to be spent on front-line campaigning. As the party grows it may be necessary to review the staffing arrangements.
Membership of the British Democratic Party runs from 1st January to the 31st December. People joining after 1st October will be accredited with the following year’s membership.
All memberships categories give voting rights.
Couples £40 – Only one copy of the regular bulletin will be sent out to the address of the nominal head of the couples membership.
Full Membership £25
Concession £15 – The concessionary rate only applies to OAPs, Students, people claiming Job Seekers Allowance, Sickness Benefit and Income Support. Proof of entitlement will be asked for.
Overseas membership rate – £50.
Return the completed form and requisite membership fee (cheque or postal order or standing order form) to:
PO Box 10376, Loughborough, LE11 9HT
Your details are held confidentially and will not be passed on to any third parties in conjunction with the Data Protection Act 1998.