Being a Socialist Party member: What will it mean for you?
We encourage all our members, where possible,
to attend weekly local branch meetings, where we discuss the political
issues which affect us and what we intend to do about them.
Branch meetings are by
the far the best way for members to keep in touch and keep up to date
with the latest developments. Everyone gets the opportunity to express
our What's On page for some examples of our meetings
Branch meetings are the weekly antidote to
all the lies and misinformation in the media, and to discover the
information that never makes the media at all - the real struggles of
the working class.
We encourage members to help us with our
campaigns once a week. These are discussed at the weekly branch
But every member’s contribution to our party
will vary - some will have much more time available while others
cannot always participate in these activities. They will find other
ways to help build our party.
Party members are entitled to stand as
delegates for local and national conferences of the Socialist
Party. These issues are also discussed at the local branch meetings.
At conferences we elect the party
leadership, such as our National Committee, which has
day-to-day responsibility for building our party.
Our conferences democratically decide our policies and
strategy for the year ahead. Motions and amendments are moved by the
Subscriptions or dues
Members pay a regular subscription to the party - your subs.
How much you pay depends on your circumstances. You decide. We only
ask you to contribute as much as you feel you can.
We receive no money from big business or the
government. Our money comes from the sacrifices of working people.
Our members' subs or dues mean that our party can
organise national events and campaigns with full-time party workers
without relying – like most parties – on donations from "fat cat" rich
businessmen who will always want something in return for their money.
Membership subs range
from 50p a week from those who are on a very low income to five, ten,
twenty pounds or more - in many cases much more - from dedicated
members old and new.
Big business would never consider financing a
party like ours because we want to end the tyranny that big business
inflicts on working-class people.
We ask members to buy their copy of our weekly
socialist, and, if
possible, to sell it on our activities. Why not also subscribe to our monthly magazine Socialism
We think these publications
give the best week-by-week and month-by-month analysis, argumentation
and organisation to assist working-class activists in the struggle for
here to join now
Write to us at the Socialist Party, PO Box
24697, London E11 1YD
Call our national
office on 020 8988 8777
Ring our Regional Organisers - their phone numbers are on the home
page, on the right hand side column.