SNP membership numbers rise since March, party says

The SNP has seen a boost in membership numbers following Humza Yousaf's appointment as party leader, the party said.

SNP membership numbers rise since Nicola Sturgeon stood down, party says STV News

The total number of members in the SNP has risen, the party has claimed.

As of April 21, it reported having 74,889 members, which the party’s deputy leader said was an increase of more than 700 since March 24.

Speaking to the BBC’s Sunday Show, Keith Brown said: “We’ve seen upticks in membership across the country.

“We’ve seen upticks in terms of donations.”

He added: “And I would also just balance that by saying yes, we have lost members as well, but the balance is showing an increase in membership.”

And on Monday, he said: “People across Scotland can see that only the SNP puts Scotland’s priorities first and offers a positive, ambitious and radical vision for their future as an independent country.

“I am pleased to see this reflected in the recent increase in our membership under our new leader Humza Yousaf.

“As of today, SNP membership has increased by 738 since 24th March, just before Humza became leader.”

In March, the SNP revealed it had lost about 30,000 members since 2021.

At the time, it said the total number of eligible ballots for the leadership contest was 72,186. It’s understood this did not include anyone who joined the SNP after February 15.

At its peak in 2019, it had 125,691 paying members.

The Scottish Greens meanwhile confirmed its latest membership figures, with 7,646 paying members currently in the party.

It’s understood the Alba Party has around 7,000 members, with an up-to-date figure due to be announced at its May conference.

The Scottish Conservatives told STV News it does not publish its membership figures.

Labour and the Liberal Democrats have been approached to confirm their membership numbers.

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