like over 100,000 members, you won't get a vote.
Unless you pay £25! Of course if you are a wealthy member then £25 is nothing, but then again you quite likely won't vote Corbyn will you? Also the window for registering is only open for two days, starting next Monday.
You need to be fast, the £25 will only work until 20th July!
Update: This has all been changed by the party establishment, the methods crossed out below may no longer apply. Here is the latest from Unite:
Your Party Your Voice
Your Party Your Voice
Joining Unite the union & eligibility to vote in the 2016 Labour leadership election
URGENT UPDATE: The Labour party procedures committee has ruled that an affiliated union member must both be a member of their affiliated union for 6 months and be registered as an affiliated supporter by 8 August 2016. This is a change from last year's election.
Do not assume that as a new Unite member you will be entitled to a vote. Please read the guidance below fully.
The only way to guarantee a vote is to join the Labour party as a registered member, which costs £25.
Registered membership opens on 18 July and closes on 20 July. The website will only be available from the 18 July.
Unite will obviously be following developments very closely and will post updates on the Unite website as soon as possible.
Entitlement to register as affiliated supporters – updated 14 July 2016
Unite members can apply to be Labour party affiliated supporters and therefore be eligible for a vote in Labour’s leadership elections, but there are criteria for applications to be accepted.
Unite members must:
- Have been a member of the union since 12 January 2016
- Pay the political levy – this will be the case unless the member has opted out. It is a portion of member subscriptions to fund political campaigning by the union.
- Agree to the statement that they support the aims and values of the Labour party and are not a supporter of any other political party and agree for their contact details to be shared with the Labour party.
- Be on the electoral register at the address given to the union and the Labour party.
- Provide a date of birth and email address.
- Apply to be an affiliated supporter before 8 August 2016. To do this, fill in the form below.
The decision by Labour's National Executive Committee (NEC) has caused outrage among Jeremy Corbyn's supporters who have interpreted it to be another attack on his leadership.