Despite its declining poll numbers and reputation as a top-down party, the provincial Liberals appears to have more members than the New Democrats. In July, we reported the opposition presently has 13,500 cardholders. That's not much more than the New Democrats had during their 2003 leadership race. By comparison, according to Fort Langley-Aldergrove Liberal constituency association president Jordan Bateman, his party has "roughly 34,000 members." This, according to an entry posted on Mr. Bateman's blog last week. That means the New Democrats lead in the public opinion polls may be extremely soft, with the opposition having failed to expand its base at the expense of the Liberals.
August 23, 2010