Privacy Policy

This privacy policy sets out how Michael Payne collects and uses any information you may give us when you visit this website, subscribe to our emails or otherwise communicate with us.

What information do I collect?

I may collect, store and use two kinds of data, personal and behavioural.

Personal data relates to the information you provide to me and may include your name, address, email address and post code. I may also keep a record of office holders at different levels in the Labour Party in order to map the internal political balance within the party as I have a legitimate interest in this, but this data would not include contact details unless the individual has consented to provide them or made them publicly available.

Behavioural data relates to information about your visit to and actions on this website, and includes your IP address, referrer, length of visit and number of page views. This information is essential for the website to work correctly, and allows me to improve the performance and functionality of the site.

How will I use your data?

The information you provide will be used to keep you up to date with my opinions about developments in the Labour Party, to suggest campaigning activities you may want to be involved in, and to inform you about events. You may opt out from receiving such information at any time.

Your personal details will never be published on this site.

I will only disclose personal information to third parties if required by law to do so.

Controlling your data

If the information I hold about you needs to be corrected or updated, if you would like to be unsubscribed from my emails, or have any other questions or concerns about my use of your personal data, please contact me at michael[at]

To request a copy of any information I hold about you, please send proof of identity to michael[at]

I will reply within one month.

I will only disclose personal information to third parties if required by law to do so.


I have in place measures to protect against the loss, misuse, or alteration of the information under my control. All collected data is stored in locked, secure environments, and resides in the UK and, where in the US, on servers compliant with EU Law.

Other websites

My website, emails and social media feeds will almost certainly contain links to other websites, not under our control. As such, I cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information you may provide while visiting other sites, nor are said sites governed by this privacy policy. If you have any concerns, do refer to the privacy policy of the site in question.

Data Protection Register

I am registered as a data controller with the UK Information Commissioner’s Office.

My data protection registration number is ZA768389.

My Details

This website is operated by Michael Payne.

You can contact me in writing via email at michael[at]

This privacy policy is effective from July 2020.