3 December 2014
*Party attracts 500 more members over past weekend alone
*Loughborough party membership doubles since February
Membership of the Loughborough Green Party has doubled since February, mirroring the 100% rise in Green Party of England and Wales membership in 2014.
A weekend uptick of approximately 500 members nationally - powered partly by Green Party Leader Natalie Bennett’s Friday evening performance on BBC Radio 4 Any Questions (1) - has seen the Party pass 27,618 to reach the milestone on December 2nd.
The 2014 surge has seen membership soar and the Party poll at its highest levels ahead of a General Election since 1989, a breakthrough year. The Greens have polled neck-and-neck and, on four occasions, ahead of the Liberal Democrats in recent months (2).
Green Party Parliamentary Candidate for Loughborough, Matt Sisson, said:
“We are pleased to be standing candidates in Loughborough for both the 2015 local and general elections, during what is an exciting time for politics in the UK, and the Green Party in particular. The surge in support for the Green Party (3), and the corresponding rise of UKIP and the SNP means that the old era of ‘three-party politics’ is over. The public have signalled they want a new type of politics, and May’s elections will be the most open in modern history”.
“The Greens believe that politics should be for the common good; policies should work for the wellbeing of the majority of people in the UK, not just those who shout the loudest or have the deepest pockets. We want to give voters the opportunity to vote for a fairer, more prosperous, and more democratic Charnwood”.
Matt can be contacted on email@example.com, or on 07951 790117