Sunday, 21 September 2014

Green membership surge

 The Scottish Green Party has seen over 2000 new members join between close of polls on Thursday evening and 4pm on Saturday afternoon, peaking at four new members a minute. This represents a significant increase for the party, alongside polling over recent months which suggests that up to 11 Green MSPs could be elected at the next Holyrood elections
. The surge is also being seen on social media. The Scottish Greens' twitter account - @scotgp - now has over 15,300 followers compared to Scottish Labour's 13,000.
 Commenting, Scottish Greens co-convenor Patrick Harvie MSP said: "This spectacular increase in our membership shows that the hope and inspiration of the Yes campaign will not be fading away. We will be redoubling our efforts for a fairer, greener Scotland and will be doing so as a much larger force than we were a few days ago. The referendum campaign has transformed Scotland and it is no exaggeration that it has transformed the Scottish Green Party as well." The party is now looking ahead to its conference on the 11th & 12th October in Edinburgh, set to be its largest ever.

The England & Wales Green Party is also doing well. This week we hit an all time record of 19,000. 

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