Membership surge ahead of election of new leader and deputy
The Labour Party’s membership has surged by 20,000 in just over three days following the general election result, taking the number of members back over the half-million mark.
In part, this will be a response to the need for an even stronger party to represent the Labour movement in the new and even more hostile environment – and in part a reflection of a desire to influence the election of the party’s new leader and deputy leader.
The candidates who will contest the election for these two positions have not yet formally declared – although a number have indicated an interest – but it is absolutely clear that those who join and support Labour will be key in deciding who takes the party forward for the fight ahead.
If you’re not already a member, join now here – and get your friends and family of good will to do likewise.
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