Mark Pack reveals the following figures from committee reports to the forthcoming Liberal Democrat spring conference:
- Overall Lib Dem party membership rose by 950 in the 2013 calendar year, ending the year on 43,451.
- The federal party budget was for a £2,000 surplus in 2013; it has come out at £480,000.
- 38% of Westminster Parliamentary candidates selected in strategic (i.e. target) seats, excluding held seats, are female, compared to 27% of approved candidates overall being female. (Plus the situation in held seats where MPs are retiring is rather promising.)