Twitter is becoming an evermore important tool in shaping the political debate, and it’s the Lib Dems who seem to have embraced it the most fully.
I often criticise the party for its sometimes slow take up of digital techniques, but a survey by PR Week shows that a greater proportion of the party’s MPs have taken to Twitter than the other parties. 88% of the Lib Dems 57 MPs are on the social network, compared 72% of Labour MPs and, 70% of Conservatives.
As you can see from the graphic above though, it is Labour MPs who Tweet the most frequently.
63% of Labour MPs tweet once a month, compared with 53% of Lib Dems, and 45% of Conservatives. Labour MPs have increasingly tried to use Twitter as a way of quick rebuttal, and some are very funny and interesting. However, with some hashtag clangers, and other ill considered tweets, there is still some way to go.