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As PN went to press, the Green Party was reporting that its UK-wide membership had doubled in the past year, and was approaching 48,000 – more than UKIP (42,000) or the Liberal Democrats (45,000).

This figure includes membership of the Scottish Green Party, which has gone up five-fold, from 1,700 in September to around 9,000 at the time of writing.

Other parties committed to unilateral nuclear disarmament are also doing well.

Scottish National Party membership has more than tripled, going from 25,000 to 93,000 since the independence referendum, making the SNP the third-largest party by membership in the UK.

On the other hand, the Conservatives say they have 224,000 members (up 30% in a year), and Labour claims 190,000.

Topics: Green