Some interesting figures from Sky News on the make up of Labour’s electorate. What is striking is that those who were members of the party at the general election represent little more than half.
This is the Sky News report from Sophy Ridge:-
“Sky News has obtained figures that show almost half of those currently eligible to vote have signed up to the party since the General Election in May. That number is likely to rise still further.
Labour will not give a running commentary on registrations, but I understand this is how the latest stats break down.
There are currently around 270,000 members of the Labour Party, of which 200,000 were members before the election.
In addition, 70,000 have joined as affiliated supporters (mainly through trade unions) and 50,000 have paid Â£3 to sign up as a registered supporter. Thatâ€™s a total of 190,000 people joining up since the election.”
The received wisdom is that this is good news for Corbyn.