Some more
Victorian Labor party membership details – old but enough to give you an idea –
this time from Simon Crean’s seat of Hotham. They give branch memberships on
the different levels of membership rates – lowest to highest – and finish off with a total:

Hotham Federal Electorate

Central 16 8 3 8 1 36
Cheltenham 10 7 2 2 2 23
Clarinda 122 19 2 1 1 45
Clayton South 54 16 8 1 2 1 82
Dingley Village 1 1 2
Hotham West 30 6 4 8 3 1 1 1 54
Hughesdale 7 3 5 3 2 3 1 24
Moorabbin 9 2 3 2 3 19
Springvale 27 3 2 1 33
Springvale South 18 1 19

Now,
Labor is the party of the worker and all that, but the numbers again seem
particularly skewed to members on the cheap rates. 67% of the membership was on a concessional
rate when this study was done.

The Clarinda and Clayton South branches. Cambodian
stacks from the right make up about a quarter of the membership in Hotham. No
prizes for guessing who controls these branches.

Peter Fray

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