The Social Media Complaints Rules


Schedule 1

These are the sanctions available if the complaint is upheld.

  1. Provisional expulsion from Party membership subject to later ratification by the Party Board.

  2. Suspension from Party membership for a period up to 12 months.

  3. Suspension from any office held within the Party for a specified period up to 12 months.

  4. Suspension from any candidature within the Party for a specified period up to 12 months.

  5. An order of non-renewal of Party membership.

  6. Severe rebuke.

  7. Rebuke.

  8. An order that the Respondent apologise to the Complainant in a way acceptable to the Party Chairman. This may also be a condition of keeping or restoring Party membership.

  9. An order that the Respondent remove any offending material from social media which is within the power and control of the Respondent.

  10. Conditions on the ongoing membership of the Party such as the need to undertake training. The cost of complying with such conditions shall be borne by the Respondent.
Note: Three severe rebukes under these or any other Party disciplinary rules shall automatically and immediately result in suspension from the Party for a period to be determined by the Chairman of the Board of the Conservative Party.

Social Media Complaints Rules

Opposition Candidacy and Agency Complaints Rules

Disciplinary Sub-Committee Rules

Code of Conduct for Members

The standards of behaviour expected of all Party members and representatives, and our disciplinary procedures.

Disciplinary Process Guide

More information on the Party’s disciplinary procedures, guidance on making a complaint and what to expect.

Make a Complaint

Access our online complaints submission form to make your complaint.