Thursday, April 08, 2010

Labouring the point

According to the most up to date figures I can find on the web - though, let's be frank, I haven't knocked myself out on research:
In an official submission to the Electoral Commission, Labour admitted that its membership at the end of 2007 was 176,891.
That is scarcely 40 per cent of the 405,000 peak reached in 1997 when Tony Blair took office, and thought to be the lowest total since Labour was founded in 1900.
I would be surprised if this figure has gone up over the last couple of years.

The Prime Minister's wife, by contrast, has 1,117,670 followers on Twitter as I write.

Strange days indeed.
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