Surge in Scottish Green membership

Membership of the Scottish Green Party has seen a staggering increase of over 600 per cent since January.

Membership of the Scottish Green Party has seen a staggering increase of over 600 per cent since January, according to new figures.

The details, contained within a press release from the UK Green Party show that membership of the party north of the border has increased from 1,200 on 1st January to 7,500 today – an increase of 625 per cent.

The figures show also that there are now twice as many Scottish Young Greens as there were Scottish Green party members at the start of the year.

With the new leader of the Scottish Labour Party due to be announced tomorrow, the figures will heap yet more pressure on whoever wins ahead of the general election next year, who will already face an SNP that has seen membership  increase from the 25,000 seen on referendum day to over 92,000 today.

In October, polling conducted by Ipsos Mori put the Scottish Greens on six per cent when voters north of the border were asked how they would vote in the General Election, level with the Liberal Democrats.

Ed Jacobs is a contributing editor at Left Foot Forward. Follow him on Twitter

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