July 29th, 2013

Young MPs With Slim Majorities Are Top Tweeters

Nottingham Uni student James Donald has crunched the numbers and found that the younger an MP and the smaller their majority, the more likely they are to use Twitter. Unsurprisingly, younger MPs tend to tweet the most.  Micky Fabricant being the exception that proves the rule…

MPs with majorities under 10% are relatively prolific users, with those in safe seats much less likely to bother:

Makes you wonder whether they are doing themselves more harm than good…

Via Notts Politics, Democratic Audit.


  1. 1
    A Useful Tweet says:


    • 3
      Lord Selsdon says:

      Vehicle Registration No


      C4 VTS HDI



      • 5
        In it together says:

        Publishing personal details online = a visit from PC Plod.


        • 9
          Lord Selsdon says:

          DVLA gives the very personal details of car owners to all the dodgy car park operators, so why not a Peer of the realm?


          • V1le Labour trashed my Country says:

            Anyone can find this information now, I’ve been tempted before to publish details of crap drivers on here. I’m feeling massively enriched and loving my super diverse multi-cultural UK cesspit today and eagerly await the next 20 million sponging scumbag immigrants.


        • 35
          Anonymous says:

          Keep up. The ICO has decreed that your personal possessions are not personal data.

          First they had to discount houses. Otherwise they could not help Google peep over all the back fences and catalogue the security and assets most easily stolen. This means that any picture from your house, inside or outside is free for all to use. If a person objects to items being photographed they can request that they are removed. For this, the person has to provide all their personal details! nothing less than name, address, emails etc. Basically they take pictures and then extort personal data. You could not make stories to this level of stupidity.

          Then the ICO dismissed complaints about monitoring of boats and planes. All movements by these are decreed as not personal data. Further they now allow all the data concerning the contents of a boat and plane to be public. They allow the sale of this data and support websites documenting all movements of these owners. They even publish the details of owners online.

          This also applies to car details. The only difference is that they recognise the registration of cars as special. However boat and plane registrations are a free for all.

          If you extend this illogical pattern it will allow all gas fitters to sell details of boilers etc. that they service in every house. In fact, all features that they encounter in their work. Your TV etc. is in open view. As long as it is a possession, and only associated with a house etc. it can be recorded and the data sold.

          What else would an ex-BBC journalist in charge of the ICO be expected to do?


  2. 2
    In it together says:

    Too many tweets make a Cameron.


  3. 4
    jmf says:

    Too many tweets is called a Chuka.


  4. 6
    Mornington Crescent says:

    MPs Twitter use by twat-ness:

    Twat: 100%
    Not a twat: 0%


  5. 7
    The Right Honourable George Osborne MP says:

    Britain’s holding its nerve, we’re sticking to our plan, the economy’s on the mend.But still a long way to go.


    • 8
      jmf says:

      Milliband is sticking to the plan, when Len tells him what it is.


    • 17
      Voice of the People says:


      • 33
        The savant 10.4 highway patrol says:

        sorry nige you ‘ ve lost me this time mate

        bbc reports ANTI hs 2 sentiment on rise

        ukip know most people are AGAI ST it

        same thing virtually n’est pas ??


      • 36
        Anonymous says:

        Most people find they are against something that they believe is wrong.

        When a government tries to make a white elephant using last century technology people are not against it. They are dumbfounded. Do not underestimate the disbelief involved.

        It is the government that they are against, that is the part that is wrong.


  6. 10
    Fishy says:

    Did I just hear Kamp Kommandant Burnham, on Five Live, tell Jeremy Hunt to stop hiding behind his Civil Servants?



    • 14
      Andy Burnham says:

      Need to kill someone but don’t want to go to sing sing for 25 years? Then vote Labour and we’ll ensure a guaranteed death at Mid Staffs! Simply have your desired victim brought into Staffs A&E and we’ll do the rest! No more searching online for hitmen or mail order poisons! With Labour running the NHS, you’re guaranteed a death at any one of 14 trusts ranked worst in the nation for deaths. It won’t be quick, it won’t be painless, but they’ll definitely die!


      • 24
        Lord Stansted says:

        Isn’t this a bit of a scattergun approach?


      • 34
        The savant 10.4 highway patrol says:


        hey bird brain man you ‘ musclin’ in on aaahr terri- TORY.

        if yah don’t like the company of sleepin ‘ fishes or going to bed with severed horses heads you’ ll leave quietly NOW …


  7. 12
    Tweet this coz you won't read it in the MSM says:

    UKIP defections are continuing apace. http://tinyurl.com/p62nh2t


    • 15
      The Government is PowerLESS says:


  8. 16

    Where does that leave Fatbott?


  9. 19
    Gordon (compass unused as not needed) says:

    I don’t need to tweet. They just love me.


  10. 20
    old fashioned idea of what MP's should actually be doing says:

    Wouldn’t they be better off spending their spare time dealing with constituency matters?


  11. 22
    Chukey tatters says:

    I wonder what would happen if labour got back in

    It would be a mandate that all wages get paid to the state and they re-inburse what is left after tax


  12. 25
    Twittering Tory says:

    Twitter is not for twats…

    Nice to see the country is on its feet again thanks to Uncle Dave C (how utterly wonderful he is) obviously better the Whinny Churchill better than err well um anything…even a royal I bet, although they are wonderful too.

    Tories will rule again and the rest will fall beneath our feet dazzled by our greatness and right to rule.

    General Election .. no worries bring it on….the Gays, Europe are all with us we will not fail a second time the country is with us I kno coz I read it in the Telegraph!


  13. 26
    Leaked footage of Labour candidate selection process says:


  14. 27
    Owen (Unite)Jones MP says:

    I’m on a commission. They pay for my articles


    • 37
      Anonymous says:

      Why should they not act now to crush the unions.

      The best time is when the enemy is weak.

      With your fanatical support they can only get weaker.


  15. 28
    White Van Man -- going to Vote UKIP says:

    Dave is responsible for my next Transit Van having to come from Turkey.

    He doesn’t give a shit about U.K. manufacturing jobs.

    All he’s interested in are Trannies in Gay Marriages.

    He is a useless bastard who has never done a proper day’s work.


  16. 29
    Ah! Monika says:


    Pop3 makes peace with 8illy


  17. 32
    Casual Groper says:

    Can’t concentrate on posting — distracted by the apparent imbalance inside the Snorgtees T Shirt.


  18. 42
    Just asking says:

    The immature and the insecure?


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