In the week after the 2010 general election, Labour put on “almost 10,000” party members. With only half a week gone in 2015, the Liberal Democrats have put on over 8,000 members.
Quite remarkable – and also a warning given that Labour’s 2010 boost didn’t lead to victory. If anything, it helped fuel a sense of complacency about the scale of what Labour needed to do.
Thankfully there’s no sign so far of the Liberal Democrats making the same mistake, but there’s still much more to do.
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