|Brighton MP Caroline Lucas. Photo by Wikimedia Commons|
Yet despite the huge membership surge, the party’s performance in opinion polls appears less impressive, with the latest polls putting them at around 6 per cent, in fifth place.
Furthermore the biggest challenge remains holding on to their only seat in Parliament, that of MP and former party leader Caroline Lucas.
However, this hasn’t stopped thousands of voters on the left defecting from the Liberal Democrats and the Labour Party.