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
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
(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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