Become a member

Join us and help protect parliamentary democracy


As a member your support will help us promote the cause of parliamentary democracy. Our members form an invaluable network of people who care about Parliament, public life and politics and want our parliamentary institutions to prosper in the future. Membership is open to individuals of all ages, as well as organisations. Join us!

From top: Stephen King-Hall (founder), Winston Churchill and Clement Attlee (founding members). (© National Portrait Gallery, London (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0))

The first members of the Society were Clement Attlee MP and Winston Churchill MP. Today, as in their day, our members' support is essential in promoting the cause of parliamentary democracy.

Founded by Stephen King-Hall MP in 1944, the Hansard Society is dedicated to improving knowledge of and interest in the UK's parliamentary system through research and education.

We bring together parliamentarians and all those interested in parliamentary affairs. Members get the opportunity to meet people in the news and hear what is going on behind the headlines.

If you care about Parliament, public life and politics, then join us!

Membership options

Statue of Winston Churchill in Parliament Square. CC


We have a range of individual membership options, providing you with priority access to our research and events.

  • Annual subscription to our journal, Parliamentary Affairs

  • Subscription to 'Despatch Box', our weekly parliamentary & constitutional digest

  • Subscription to our monthly newsletter

  • Invitation to our Annual Conference

  • Discounts and priority booking for Hansard Society events and training across the year

Students in a classroom


Corporate membership provides your organisation with access to insights from our team and exclusive events and training, with bespoke options available upon enquiry.

  • Invitations to private presentations and briefings with senior Hansard Society staff and trustees and high-profile guest speakers around key topical subjects

  • Free places at events for up to five staff, including our Annual Conference

  • Discounts on staff training sessions developed around your organisation's needs

To make an enquiry contact our Membership and Operations Manager, Lauren Rhodes.