Green Party membership has doubled since January

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natbenitvThe Green Party has announced that its membership has doubled in the last 11 months.

The surge in support for the party – including an increase of around 500 this weekend following Natalie Bennett’s appearance on BBC Radio 4’s Any Questions – took it to 27,618 members this morning.

The party claims it is also polling at its highest levels ahead of a General Election since 1989, and says it is committing to stand in 75% of constituencies in May – a dramatic increase on 2010.

Bennett – who kicked off Bite the Ballot’s Leaders Live season last week – described the growth a “real landmark” and said many of those joining are former Labour and Liberal Democrat members.

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