Become a Member

Become a member of Animal Welfare Party and help us in our vital work to win political representation for animals


If you’d like to see dedicated representatives for animals in the UK’s decision making bodies, please join our party today. We receive no government funding. Membership numbers and funds are absolutely crucial to our work and success. There are now over 15 parties for animals around the world and the following successes in winning political representation for animals have already been achieved:


PvdD (Party for the Animals, Netherlands):

2 members in the Dutch House of Representatives

2 members in the Dutch Senate

I member in the European Parliament 18 elected representatives at various levels of local government

Tierschutzpartei (Animal Party, Germany):

I member in the European Parliament

PAN (Party for People, Animals & Nature, Portugal):

1 member in the Madeira Regional parliament

1 member in the Assembly of the Republic

Animal Justice Party (Australia):

1 member in the New South Wales Upper House

About the UK 

The UK has a proud history of thought leadership in animal welfare but, although we like to think of ourselves as a nation of animal lovers, we’re lagging behind our European and Australian colleagues in winning political representation for animals. Your membership fee today will help us do vital work to start bridging that gap. If you think animals deserve dedicated representatives in our decision-making bodies, please join us today.

How AWP’s Membership Funds Are Spent 

Membership fees are crucial income for AWP, allowing us to spread the word further about the need for political representation for animals. Membership fees go directly towards our running costs – the more members and funds we have, the more effective we can be as advocates for animals. Our party is entirely run by volunteers and the only funds we receive come in the form of donations and membership fees from those who support our aims. We receive no other funding. And yet, promoting our existence and contesting elections can be very costly. In addition to election fee deposits, there are many other elements to running an election campaign that soon add up: leaflet printing, marketing and promotion, attendance at events, office / space, meeting room hire. These are the things that really help with exposure and keep our supporters galvanised. AWP has some of the lowest membership rates around for a UK political party. We keep our rates low so that most people who want to join are not excluded by price. If you can afford to donate more to our party after signing up or make a regular standing order or payment, that would be a great help and we’d be delighted.

Becoming A Member: The Process

After paying your membership fee, your membership will be processed. Within one month, you’ll receive a welcome email from AWP. Please note that, in order to keep membership fees as low as possible and to preserve the environment, we don’t post out ‘Welcome Packs’, as some organisations do and we don’t issue membership numbers. If you have questions about your membership please do send us an email at the address below but please help our volunteers by not sending emails to this address that are about other issues. If you’d like to contact us about an issue other than membership, please visit the ‘Contact Us’ page. Unfortunately, emails sent to the membership email address that are not about membership will not be answered.

Please direct enquiries about membership only to:

We look forward to welcoming you as a member!

Join or Renew

Please take a moment to read our Constitution and Standing Orders before joining. You may also wish to read through our Principles which guide the development of each manifesto.

Via PayPal

To join or renew via PayPal, simply select your membership type from the drop-down menus below and click the button. You will be taken to PayPal’s secure webpage to complete your details and make the payment.

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Via bank transfer or standing order

To join or renew via bank transfer or standing order:

  1. Choose your membership type (see the drop-down menus above)
  2. Make the payment through your bank using our bank details as follows:
    Co-operative Bank Community Directplus Account
    Account name: Animal Welfare Party
    Account number: 65814820
    Sort Code: 089299
    Please write ‘Membership’ in the reference field and include your name if different from your bank account name.
  3. Send an email to stating your name, your chosen membership type and your postal address.

Thank you for your support!

To make an additional donation, please visit our Donate page.