Co-founder of tweetminster @AlbertoNardelli has gatheredthe names of British MPs on twitter to see who are the most engaging, listened to, and authoritative online. The first Green Party MP @carolinelucas and the Minister of State for Housing & Local Government @grantshapps made it into the top 10.
Alberto Nardelli talked to us about why he wanted to create a list of MPs and how social media is important in politics: “When we launched Tweetminster there were four MPs on Twitter. There are now over 305. It’s great to see so many MPs now using Twitter all in very different ways – to engage with people, to comment on news, to report from the HoC and to debate. Ultimately, I believe this contributes to making politics more open and social. Platforms like Peerindex allow us to see how MPs are using Twitter and how active they are, in a glance, and this is very useful”.