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White, male and middle class: why Britain's political parties must change | Tim Bale

29 days ago   |   By The Guardian

Across the board, memberships remain hugely unrepresentative. Parties must do much more to reach out
• Tim Bale is co-author of Footsoldiers: Political Party Membership in the 21st Century Regardless of the recent endless political convulsions and intrigue, one thing is certain: party conference season is going ahead as usual. Whether that's a cause for celebration among the MPs and journalists schlepping to events in Bournemouth , Brighton , Manchester , Newport and Aberdeen in quick succession remains to be seen.
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