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Professor Tim Bale and Monica Poletti, Explaining the pro-Corbyn surge in Labour’s membership


In the course of a year and a half, Labour Party membership has increased massively. The number of full members has moved from 190,000 in May 2015 to 515,000 in July 2016 – an influx of 325,000 new members. Monica Poletti, Tim Bale and Paul Webb (University of Sussex) explore how we can explain the pro-Corbyn surge in this growth.
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