The Labour Party is on track to hit a million members, after 150,000 people joined in the three days following the general election.
The milestone was tweeted by Shadow Justice Secretary Richard Burgon on Saturday night, saying: “In last 3 days, 150,000 people have joined Labour. We now have 800,000 members.”
Urging people to join and help take the number to a million members, the Labour MP for East Leeds added: “Great news! Let’s make it a million!”
In last 3 days, 150,000 people have joined Labour. We now have 800,000 members. Great news! Let's make it a million! https://t.co/2ES1YE7ghi
— Richard Burgon (@RichardBurgon) June 10, 2017
The surge in membership follows a hugely successful result for Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party, who gained 30 seats in the election to take its total to 262.
The Conservatives remain the largest party, with 318 seats – eight short of an overall majority, which has left Theresa May not only facing criticism, but in the position of having to search for a deal with the DUP to cement her hold on power.
The news comes as one of the first post-election polls showed a huge boost in support for Labour, with 44.8% of the vote, compared to 38.9% for the Conservatives.
The Labour Party is capitalising on its post-election popularity, urging people who voted for the party to join in the wake of its success.
There's never been a better time to join the Labour Party. Don’t put it off another moment — join us today. https://t.co/DDlbDUnVQf
— The Labour Party (@UKLabour) June 10, 2017