Slowly, but surely, our politicians are getting digital, looking for ways to reach out to voters and make them feel that tiny bit more connected, therefore that wee bit more likely to be re-elected. Twitter is the latest mechanism for politicians to get themselves in the public consciousness.
For some, it’s a chance for two-way dialogue, for others it’s a glib PR operation, so who are the political stars on Twitter? Using Livewire, our new live twitter politics feed, these are the most important individual politicans (not the ‘individual’, hence the Downing Street Twitter doesn’t count as it’s a Civil Service-driven source). These are the top ten most influential Westminster Twitterers on the basis on a combination of followers, mentions and outgoing links to stories.