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Modern political party membership

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Professor Tim Bale discussed his new book about modern political party membership on The Telegraph’s Chopper’s Brexit Podcast. He said: “We’ve seen, since the post war golden ages as it were in the 1950s, a decline in party membership. Because there are simply far more things that can capture the attention of people now than there were back then… People talk nowadays about the attention economy and parties have got to compete in that economy.”
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