UK trade union and political party membership over 10 years
UK politics is like a horror show at the moment — scary for some, exciting for others. Conventional wisdom says that’s because people have lost faith in politics.
But, after crunching some figures from the House of Commons Library and the Certification Officer, I have uncovered a more nuanced story.
Yes, the main political parties are hemorrhaging members, but other organisations are growing.
In the wake of the Scottish independence referendum and ahead of the 2015 General Election next May, I think this info-graphic will spark interest (see Appendix 1 for full data).
2013: 80,10515.7% increase