It’s Christmas, so bring on the lists! Here are the people who were essential to follow in 2013, and who you should make sure you’re following in 2014.
Some I’m sure you will know, but I do hope you find at least a couple of new and interesting people to follow. I’m sure I’ve missed people, so I may update it… Anyway, in no particular order…
- Rachel Maddow – @maddow
Not as active on Twitter as she might be, but her US TV shows is one of the best.
- Miranda Green – @greenmiranda
A former spinner for Paddy Ashdown, and BBC this week regular.
- Olly Grender – @ollygrender
A newly anointed Baroness, and a key figure in the Lib Dems 2015 electoral efforts.
- Mark Wallace – @wallaceme
Left lobbying to become contributing editor and ConservativeHome this years, cementing his place as one of the leading voices on the right. Also happens to be one of the nicest guys in politics, but don’t tell him that.
- Alex Wickham and Harry Cole – @wikiguido and @mrharrycole
You want gossip. They have it. Not for the faint hearted.
- Dan Hodges – @dpjhodges
Telegraph columinst whose feed is also not for the faint hearted. Or England cricketers. Or Owen Jones
- Jacob Rees Mogg - @jakereesmogg
The Honourable Member for the 17th Centuries’ account is everything you hope it is, and more. He’s bio is in Latin for goodness sake!
- James Ball - @jamesrbuk
Formerly data editor, now special projects editor at the Guardian US, James has been heavily involved in NSA/Edward Snowden story, which is likely to run, and run
- Ruth Porter – @RuthPorter
Top analysis from the world of free market wornkey. Moving to the Adam Smith Institute in the new year.
- Glenn Greenwald - @ggreenwald
The man who Snowden leaked to is active, and acerbic, on Twitter.
- George Eaton – @georgeeaton
The Editor of the New Statesman’s Stagger’s blog offers some of the best thought out opinion on the left.
- Stephen Tall – @stephentall
Probably no need for him on this list, but Stephen is the best commentator on the Lib Dems out there.
- Mishal Husain - MishalHusainBBC
The new voice of the Today programme – her star is only going to rise in 2014.
- Jim Waterson – @jimwaterson
Political editor of Buzzfeed UK.
- Michael Deacon - @michaelpdeacon
Hilarious insight from the Telegraph’s political sketch-writer.
- Giles Dilnot – @reporterboy
Top Westminster news and views, and a wicked sense of humour.