British Party Members

  title={British Party Members},
  author={Patrick Seyd and Paul Whiteley},
  journal={Party Politics},
  pages={355 - 366}
Party membership and activism is declining among Britain’s three major parties. Using individual membership survey data, evidence of this decline, particularly in party activism, is presented. Reasons for the decline are considered. It is suggested that choice-based rather than structural explanations are more persuasive. The impact of the decline upon the parties and the political system is considered. The article concludes that it is possible for parties to stimulate membership and activism. 

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