Wednesday, January 18, 2017

MP dropped more than 3 000 members in 2016 – Västerbottens-kuriren (the Courier)

Home the Greens dropped more than 3 000 members last year. Since 2014, the party has lost more than 6 500 or 32 percent.

Membership tends to fluctuate in the parties. No more than they tend to be faced with a choice, and the MP had record figures in 2014 with over 20 000 members. But the losses since then down to today’s 13 689 members are not only natural fluctuations, allowing Amanda Lind.

— Firstly, it is a natural variation, it is those who actively chose to leave the party linked to various difficult decisions during the last year, ” says Amanda o’leary.

in particular It has been the decision on the migrationsöverenskommelsen and a tightening of refugee policy and the decision regarding Vattenfall’s brunkolsgruvor that has been difficult for the members. But also the crisis around Mehmet Kaplan’s departure and the party’s handling of it, which led to even spokesperson Åsa Romson resigned.

— I think that it has been a combination of different things, but you should still remember that this is historically one of our best numbers ever, ” said Lind, referring to the more than 13 000 is left in the party.


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