Corbyn’s supporters surging – more have joined this month than total Lib Dem numbers

Labour membership now almost at 1997 high

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has won surging support since becoming the party’s leader earlier this month.

Over 62,000 joined the party since Corbyn’s election on September 12 – a greater figure than the entire Liberal Democrat membership.

According to the Labour Party, total membership now stands at 380,000 – nearing the 400,000 figure it hit in 1997 before Tony Blair’s landslide victory.

Over 15,000 joined in the 24 hours immediately after Corbyn won the leadership race, and over 100,000 paid £3 to join the party as “supporters” before the leadership election, most of whom voted for Corbyn.

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  • Well Corbyn is just as bad as the rest "jobs for the Boys" or in his case "jobs for ex lovers" thank god he only had one that we know of or he would have filled all of the top jobs with them, I think its disgusting, anyone else would be sacked!!! he wants equal rights for everyone what a laugh! another thing to brush under the carpet, what a way to run the party, hope he never gets voted in.

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