Labour party lost 46,000 paid-up supporters last year as it lurched from crisis to crisis

Mail Online | 8/8/2019 | Claire Ellcott Political Correspondent For The Daily Mail
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Labour lost almost 46,000 members last year as the party lurched between crises, official figures show.

Jeremy Corbyn's party lost 10 per cent of its membership in just one year as anti-Semitism and an unclear Brexit policy took their toll.

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Though the party continued to have the largest membership of the British political parties, reporting 518,659 individual members on December 31 - a decrease from 564,443 in 2017.

The treasurers' report from Jennie Formby and Diana Holland noted there was an increase in membership income - almost £800,000 to £16.9 million - in 2018, while the fall in member numbers was 'in line with previous experience'.

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Concerns over the leadership's approach to Brexit, plus the row over the handling of anti-Semitism allegations, have been ongoing issues in the period.

Labour also raised the most income and spent the most in 2018, according to the financial accounts of political parties.

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The Electoral Commission published details from 11 parties in Great Britain, with Labour's income amounting to £45.6 million and expenditure £46.3 million.

The Conservatives were second with income of £34.2 million and expenditure of £36.3 million while the Liberal Democrats received...
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