Dear Unite LE128 Branch member
We had a very interesting branch meeting last night addressed by Anneliese Midgley, Unite Political Director. She reinforced the information I provided previously that because of the short window of opportunity for this task Unite is concentrating on signing up affiliated supporters at the moment. If you want to run a campaign in your workplace to sign up affiliated supporters there is lots of supporting campaign material and advice available – posters, leaflets and so on which you can get from our Regional Political Officer Danny Freeman. I’ve copied Danny into this e-mail for ease of reference.
If you are already an individual member of the Labour Party you do not need to register as an affiliated supporter.
Any member who wishes to sign up as an affiliated supporters of the Labour Party must do this by noon on 8 August if they wish to vote in the Labour Leadership election. If you registered as an affiliated supporter you do not need to do so again, but if any of your details have changed these need to be verified – contact Danny Freeman for further details.
Do you want to register as an affiliated supporter?
Use this check list to decide whether you are eligible to register as an affiliated supporter:
- Were you a member of Unite on or before January 12 2016?
- Do you pay the political levy? (If you have opted not to pay this you cannot be an affiliated supporter)
- Do you agree to the statement that you support the aims and values of the Labour Party, are not a supporter of any other political party and agree for your contact details to be shared with the Labour Party?
- Are you on the electoral register at the address given to the union and the Labour Party?
- Does Unite have a record of your date of birth?
If you answer yes to all of these questions then you are eligible to register.
You can sign up
Online. There is a sign-up form atwww.unitetheunion.org/yourpartyyourvoice which takes 30 seconds to complete.
By phone. If you do not have access to the internet you can register by calling the Labour Party on 0345 092 2299 and selecting option 1. You can sign up right up until noon on 8th August although the line is likely to be very busy in the last few days.
Once the sign up period is over Unite will be campaigning amongst its members in support of Jeremy Corbyn in the election as the agreed policy from the Executive Council and recent Policy Conference.
Secretary LE128 Branch