Oh good, so in short utter bollocks..... I cant find historical prices either however I struggle to believe that they were ever £60.... I also cant find any evidence to support the idea that since 2005 the fee has been reduced.
I have looked and if you bothered to read my previous post I included them, I was not trying to make a point on the £1 boom, more point out that while your bouncing around a £60 Tory fee, that the Labour £1 fee is restricted to certain small groups, not everyone and shouldnt be treated as such. I also asked to compare apples with apples...
I accept that the £1 students had a role to play in increasing Labour membership (Trade Unionists pay aprox £2 a month = £24 a year) However according to this Article Labour memeber ship increase over 2015 is disproportionately wealthy inner-city home owners who would pay the £3.92 a month rate.
However during the leadership election Harriet Harman implemented a one off voter fee of £3 to try and get the wider public involved. Most people who voted for Corbyn were using this which gave them the same voting power as anybody in the party irrespective of their membership fee.