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Tory Party membership surges in Wales

27 Mar 2021 2 minutes Read
Conservative Sarah Atherton successfully captured Wrexham for the first time since 1935. Picture by DannyK1712 (CC BY-SA 4.0).

Membership of the Tory Party has surged in Wales.

According to party Chair Amanda Milling membership has risen by 100 per cent in Wales since March 2018.

Across the UK, the party has now hit 200,000 members, which means there has been an increase of 60 per cent overall.

In an interview with The Telegraph, she said: “Those increases are from literally across all parts of the country and all regions so from North, South, East, West, we’ve seen an increase, which is fantastic news.

“Those increases are from literally across all parts of the country and all regions so from North, South, East, West, we’ve seen an increase, which is fantastic news.

“The other area which we’ve also seen a rise is in terms of Young Conservatives.”

There has also been a big spike in the north east of England, where membership has risen by 100 per cent since March 2018. Meanwhile the party base has swelled by 50 per cent in the south west of England.

Milling also claimed that Boris Johnson has been a key factor in the rising membership: “Everyone kind of loves the Prime Minister. He’s incredibly popular in the country. I know from our trips, when we were able to travel last year, that he still has that star feel about him.

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