Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Who's Who in Scottish Political Tweetery

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Both Tweetminster and Iain Dale have recently put together their own analysis of Twitter use in UK politics.

But who’s who in the Scottish Twittersphere?

Take up of twitter by elected politicians is still relatively low, while the number of regular users is smaller again. This is reflected in the fact that Iain Dale's UK lists of the Top 20 Labour and Conservative Tweeters only contains one Scottish-based entry - Tom Harris MP.

So with no ado, here's my back of a fag packet analyis of Who's Who in Scottish political tweetery. The rankings are based on the number of followers on the 27th Jan. The number in brackets are the number of followers at the time I checked.

All the twits below (and many, many more) feature in my Scottish Politics list which you can find on my Twitter page.

UPDATED: thanks to James, I've revised the Green and Media lists:

SNP

1. SNP Tactical Voting (575) 2. SNP Official (456) 3. Holyrood Patter (343) 4. Subrosa (325) 5. Osama Saeed (296)

Scottish Labour

1.Tom Harris MP (2848) 2. Eric Joyce MP (1156) 3. Lord George Foulkes MSP (859) 4. Scottish Labour (859) 5. Kezia Dugdale (815)

Scottish Liberal Democrats

1. Jo Swinson MP (2672) 2. Andy Reeves (1016) 3. Stephen Glenn (893) 4. Caron Lindsay (802) 5. Willie Rennie MP (495)

Scottish Conservatives

1. David Mundell MP (622) 2. Alberto Costa (597) 3. Ross Thomson (114)

4. Cameron Rose (81) 5. Richard Cook (66)

Scottish Greens

1.NaomiMC (761)

2. Patrick Harvie MSP (708)

3. James McKenzie (526)

4. Kate Joester (455)

5. Adam Ramsey (381)

Scottish Media

1. Joan McAlpine (401)

2. HolyroodDaily (345) 3. Torquil Crichton (338) 4. The Steamie (302) 5. Severin Carrell (283)

And last but not least...

Scottish Government (1068)

Which makes the final Top Ten list, by my reckoning:

1. Tom Harris MP (2848)

2. Jo Swinson MP (2672)

3. Eric Joyce MP (1156)

4. Andy Reeves (1016)

5. Stephen Glenn (893)

6. Lord George Foulkes MSP (859)

7. Scottish Labour (859)

8. Kezia Dugdale (815)

9. Caron Lindsay (802)

10. NaomiMC (761)

(I may have missed someone out. I’m sorry if I have, so if you leave me a comment or send me a tweet or DM I’ll happily update the list.)