They demonstrate an alienation of the party from the electorate and this
impacts directly on our ability to campaign in communities and to fight and win
elections. We have lost more than half our membership in the last 10 years and
more than 1,000 good councillors in the last 12 months. These things are
The LibDems are thought to have around 70,000 members, while the Conservatives have around 250,000 members (I think, although I stand to be corrected!