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Lib Dem Membership: 8000 newbies in 48 hours

I think I’d better revise my “Guide to the Lib Dems for new members” post!

Welcome to all 8000 of you who have joined the party since the snap election was announced on Tuesday.

We hope you enjoy the next seven weeks which are bound to be intense. There is nothing like the whirlwind of an election!

This now means that party membership now stands at 95,000. If just 5000 more people join us, then that’s Tim Farron’s membership target for 2020 smashed.

Sal Brinton, our Party President, had this to say:

People are flocking to the Liberal Democrats as we are the only party who are offering effective opposition to this Conservative Brexit government.

Theresa May: we have the troops for this fight and they are raring to go.

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The vintage image on one of those new photo membership cards – Churchill and Lloyd George as Liberal colleagues

There has been considerable interest in the series of new photo party membership cards. When you sign up these days, you can choose from a range of around a dozen cards featuring photos of Liberal and Liberal Democrat heroines and heroes, past and present.

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10,000 new members since polls closed last Thursday!

phoenixWe’re entering nosebleed heights. Here’s what Austin Rathe, from party HQ, just told members:

This is absolutely incredible: since last Thursday, 10,000 people have joined the Liberal Democrats to begin the fight back.

Here’s some of the reasons they gave for joining:

Charity from Edinburgh said, “I joined the Lib Dems because Nick Clegg was right in his speech – we need liberal values now more than ever.”

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Opinion: In coalition, more than ever, our leadership must listen to party members

lib dem conf votingThe Maria Miller furore has recently highlighted how voters between elections are powerless to change their MP, once they’re ‘in’ that’s it – you have to wait another five years to give your judgement on how they’ve performed.

In our ‘always on’ modern culture this is unusual. People can cancel utility contracts or switch broadband suppliers within days if they’re unhappy with the level of service, or give instant feedback online or over the phone which is listened to and actioned.  Shouldn’t we be able to …

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    @David Evans - I don't disagree - it's all about targeting, as ever. My point was essentially that a standard model suggests that at about...
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    It is correct that it should either be either main parties or neither.
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    Paul Murray - I think the first part of your analysis is quite sound and ex-MPs who are prepared to fight again for their seats...
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