Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Labour membership rising by 20,000 since the election

All those Labour sunny-side-up optimists who are banging on about Labour membership rising by 20,000 since the election need to realise that a statistic in isolation means nothing.

We need to compare it with the rise in membership immediately after the 1970, 1979 and 1992 elections before we can make any meaningful comparison. 

If membership rose by say 50k in 1970, 60k in 1979 and 70k in 1992 the rise of only 20k now looks fairly paltry.

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