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Green party leader Elizabeth May campaigns in Guelphon Sept. 15, 2015.Hannah Yoon/The Canadian Press

Green party Leader Elizabeth May has won a ringing endorsement from her party members in an online leadership review vote.

The party says May earned the support of 93.6 per cent of those who voted in the yes-or-no leadership review questionnaire.

The Green party says it now has more than 20,000 members and that the 5,324 people who voted in the leadership review mark an all-time high participation rate for the month-long exercise.

Both the party's membership numbers overall and the leadership vote totals have doubled since the last review in 2011.

May, who represents the British Columbia riding of Saanich-Gulf Islands, was the lone Green MP elected in the October 2015 election, when the party collected 3.4 per cent of the popular vote across the country.

In a release, May says she's humbled by the strong endorsement.