We have updated our stats on the leading membership networks in the UK. Political parties are making a comeback – who would have predicted that? Trade unions down a little further.
What stands out are the cooperative and mutual sectors, particularly when you consider that so many sports clubs are probably run on a de facto mutual basis, with one member, one vote.
Here are the top seven membership networks in the UK, which I shared this morning at a conference of mutual insurers. I have blogged on this before when we first compiled a list, arguing that the UK is a nation of members.
There is no definitive compendium on this, so if you have any additions that we missed, let us know!
Nicely, the Co-op Group now publishes an online ticker, open data, of its own membership total: 4.6 million and rising.