Lib Dem membership up for 15th consecutive month

by Stephen Tall on November 6, 2014

Liberal Democrat badge - Some rights reserved by Paul Walter, Newbury, UKIt’s over a year since we first reported that Lib Dem membership, which plummeted in the aftermath of the formation of the Coalition, had started rising again. That meant the party finished 2013 with more members than it began the year.

Well, the upward trend is continuing, as an email to members tonight notes:

Liberal Democrat membership has once again increased in the previous quarter, which means we’ve now grown continuously for the past 15 months. Membership now stands at 44,526, which means that since July 1st 2013, our Party has has grown by more than 7%. This could not have been achieved without your hard work. So, on behalf of everyone here at HQ, thank you!

Of course that doesn’t get the party back to where it was in May 2010. But at least it’s going in the right direction now.

* Stephen Tall is Co-Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice, and editor of the 2013 publication, The Coalition and Beyond: Liberal Reforms for the Decade Ahead. He is also a Research Associate for the liberal think-tank CentreForum and writes at his own site, The Collected Stephen Tall.