YL Membership


The Young Liberals are the future of the Liberal Democrats. We'd love to work with you to make that future as bright as it can be. 

We are the youth and student wing of the Liberal Democrats. In most cases you will need to be a Liberal Democrat member aged 30 or under, or a student, to be eligible for YL membership.

Do you live, work or study in Wales? Take a look at the Welsh YL membership requirements here.

I'm a Lib Dem member aged 25 or under

Congratulations! You're automatically eligible for YL membership! 

Giving your date of birth when you join the Liberal Democrats is optional. So even if you are 25 or under, unfortunately we might not know about you.

If you're 25 or under and you don't think we know you're a Young Liberal, email [email protected] with your date of birth and ask them to tag you as a YL member.

I'm a Lib Dem member aged between 26 and 30

You're in luck! Until recently, you had to pay a fee to remain a YL member until the age of 30. But now you can opt in for free! Just fill out this form.

I'm a Lib Dem member aged over 30, but I'm a student 

Email [email protected] explaining your student status and they'll be able to help.

I'm a Lib Dem member aged over 30 and I'm not a student

Unfortunately you're not eligible for YL membership. You can, however, become a Friend of YL! We'll keep you up to date with all the latest YL news and views, and you can get access to some exclusive events. 

I'm a registered Lib Dem supporter

If you would otherwise be eligible for YL membership, but are a registered supporter rather than a member, email [email protected] and they'll be able to help.

I'm not a Lib Dem member or registered supporter

As a young person or student, you can join the Liberal Democrats for just £1 a year for the first two years. Click here to get started.


Still a bit unsure whether you're a YL member? Get in touch with our Membership Development Officer.