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22.3 The Federal Board shall have power, after appropriate

consultations, to make and from time to time vary procedures

for the handling of complaints (the "Complaints Procedures").

These Complaints Procedures shall include an appeals process.

The Federal Board shall report any variations made to the

Complaints Procedures in its written report to conference under

Article 7.6. Such variations shall be effective from the date on

which such report is made.

The existing text of relevant articles of the Federal Constitution:

ARTICLE 3: Membership

3.1 (a) Membership of the Party is open to all persons who

agree with its fundamental values and objectives without

discrimination as to age, ethnic origin, religion, disability,

gender or sexual orientation.

(b) As a Member of the Liberal Democrats, you must treat

others with respect and must not bully, harass, or intimidate

any Party member, member of Party staff, member of the

Parliamentary staff, Party volunteer, or member of the public.

Such behaviour will considered to be bringing the Party into

disrepute.

3.2 Membership shall be acquired through an enrolling body, being:

(a) a Local Party in the area of which the member lives, works or

studies (or, with its consent, another Local Party);

(b) a Specified Associated Organisation representing youth and/

or students; or

(c) a State Party in accordance with its internal procedures (and

so that any overseas member in a location where there

is no Local Party may become a member via a State Party

designated by the Federal Board to act as agent for the

Federal Party).

(d) any Specified Associated Organisation or Associated

Organisation that the Federal Board considers ought to be

entitled to enrol members of the Party.

An applicant shall become a member on acceptance by

the enrolling body, payment of the requisite subscription

and registration. However, a State Party may, by its internal

procedures, determine that eligibility of a member to vote in Local

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