Tom Watson is Labour’s top influencer on twitter

Tory Radio have produced a new index of Tory Twitter influence based on Edelman's tweet level service. Left Foot Forward produces a similar Labour list.

As the debate over Tweetminster’s report continues, Tory Radio have produced a new index of Tory Twitter influence based on Edelman’s tweet level service.

The index showed that Iain Dale and Tory Bear had more influence on twitter despite having fewer followers than Boris Johnson or the Conservative Party itself.

Left Foot Forward has carried out the same analysis from Iain Dale’s list of the top 20 Labour tweeters. As with Tory Radio list, the brackets outline where they are positioned in Iain’s list.

Tom Watson, an MP well respected in techy circles, tops the list with bloggers Ellie Gellard and Cath Elliott the two highest climbers. Both Tom Watson and Sarah Brown have more influence than any Tory tweeters.


Top Labour Tweeters by Tweet Level

1. (4) Tom Watson – 69
2. (1) Sarah Brown – 67
=3. (19) Ellie Gellard – 65
=3. (3) John Prescott – 65
5. (9) Kerry McCarthy – 64
6. (2) Alastair Campbell – 63
7. (12) LabourList – 59
8. (15) Tom Harris – 55
9. (14) The Fabians – 54
=10. (7) Lord Drayson – 52
=10. (18) Cath Elliott – 52
12. (8) Ed Balls – 51
13. (16) Stuart Bruce – 49
14. (20) Sion Simon – 48
=15. (10) Sadiq Khan – 47
=15. (17) Kevin Maguire – 47
17. (5) David Miliband – 45
18. (6) Ed Miliband – 44
19. (11) David Lammy – 40
20. (13) Ben Bradshaw – 36

Earlier today at my suggestion, Mark Thompson produced a list of the Top 20 Lib Dem twitterers. Over to Mark again for a list of the most influential Lib Dem tweeters.

Hat-tip: Samuel Coates

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36 Responses to “Tom Watson is Labour’s top influencer on twitter”

  1. Jonny Bentwood

    top tory and labour tweeters by @toryradio & @leftfootfwd & < using

  2. Labour topping poll of top 20 political tweeters? – Tory Radio

    […] my earlier list today of top Tory tweeters, Left foot forward have helpfully done the same for Labour tweeters (again using Edelmans tweet level service) which […]

  3. Ellie Gellard

    If this from @leftfootfwd is correct, then I may need to have a lie down

  4. Mark

    How do you define influence? The thing that strikes me with Twitter and politics is that you have people following their friends / prejudices. Instead of influencing people thanks to counter-intuitive ideas, it’s all about Tories following Tories and Labour following Labour. A bit inward-looking and self-referential, no?

  5. Hatter

    I do not understand how Ellie Gellard is up there at join 3rd – as nice and as eloquent of a girl as she is, she is nothing more than a random person with an opinion on politics.

    In my personal experience, she uses her Twitter account as a spout for statements, and rarely engages with anyone who want to debate or question what gets spouted.

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