The SNP has gained 70,000 new members in two months. The Scottish party's membership form has been shared over 124,000 times on social media. Green party membership has jumped 100% this year to 27,600 members. The Greens’ membership form has been shared over 13,000 times on social media. Membership forms of the three main UK parties are yet to set social media alight. Labour’s form has been shared 3,000 times, the Conservatives’ form 312 times, and the Liberal Democrats’ form just 309 times.
Nigel Farage’s party benefits from revised rules, with corporation citing its level of support and the need to reflect the range of views on EU membership. The BBC has awarded Ukip three party political broadcasts a year outside elections even though the party has only one MP in the House of Commons, folowing a rule change introduced by the corporation’s governing body. The Green party, however, will not get any broadcasts even though it too has a single MP.