Something strange and unexpected happened when the polls closed on 7th May 2015. Liberal Democrat membership numbers started to grow; and they went on growing.
At the beginning of the year, St Edmundsbury and Forest Heath Liberal Democrats - our Local Party - had 71 members. By Polling Day membership had risen to 75. But, as soon as the election result was known, membership unexpectedly started to boom. Within a week, the membership of our Local Party had risen to over 100. It is still rising.
The actual number of members is still changing.
Membership of the Liberal Democrats nationally is up by over 13,000 - see libdems.org.uk/membership_figures.