What's going on?
I was just checking the website address for a local resident who is interested in joining the party and got told the server was busy. That's NEVER happened before.
I'm assuming it's the chance to vote in the leadership elections that has caused this flurry, but it will be interesting to see whether it continues.
Anecdotally I'm certainly hearing from more people who are interested in either helping or joining since the election result...
UPDATE: 10pm - the message now says "A record number of people are currently trying to join! Please try again in 5 minutes." so confirmed