4000 new Lib Dem members in a month

The Liberal Democrat figures for January are out and they are impressive – 4000 members in the month, 2000 of them  in the last 10 days and 1000 since Tim Farron led the opposition to Trump’s travel ban and called for the offer of the state visit to be withdrawn.

Party President Sal Brinton said:

Reaching 82,000 members is the highest membership in over two decades. With more than 4,000 new members having joined us in January and more than 1,000 joining since Trump’s Executive Order on Friday, people are responding to the politics of hatred by joining the Liberal Democrats.

The Liberal Democrats are the real opposition to this Conservative Brexit Government and it is great to welcome so many new members.

For those who oppose Theresa May’s plans to rip Britain out of the single market, away from our biggest trading partners, we are your voice. We will stand up for those who oppose the politics of fear, division and hatred.

The Liberal Democrats are needed now more than ever. As the real voice of opposition to the Conservative Brexit Government we are the only party fighting to keep Britain open, tolerant and united.

Here are some of our new members.

Welcome to all 4000. Watch out later for my updated Lib Dem Lowdown post.

If you want to join us, you can do so here.

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  • Welcome to new members!

    18,000 to go until we hit the 100k target Farron set!

  • Aye, welcome to all the n00bs 🙂

  • am secretary in a small branch in Canterbury Kent. Just reached 100 members 50%+ in twelve months.

    Lets concentrate on welcoming these people and making use of their talents.

  • Mean while Labour lose seven thousand. That takes some doing, to actually get seven thousand to rip up their membership rather than just let it lapse is impressive (but not in a good way). i suspect their membership will plummet, as will the desire to actually do something.

  • This feels like the early 1980s all over again. Three of us used to go canvassing on Sunday mornings and ALWAYS came back with at least one new member, average 3-4.

    It’s a good time to be a Lib Dem so I have just ordered a pack of membership pads from libdemimage.co.uk so I can always sign someone up.

  • Sue Sutherland 2nd Feb '17 - 1:14pm

    Welcome to all these new members! I have been thinking there may be people joining in areas that have had either limited party organisation or none at all. Does the party have a pack on how to start up a local group or start campaigning ?

  • I have written often, Sue, on this subject. We should be convening meetings in those Constituencies that are not moving forward and get them going.Membership knows where members are and Regional Committees know which Constituencies are derelict(or almost derelict). South East Region does seem to be trying to do something about this, in setting up a fund to ensure all Council elections are fought.

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