We looked into how many MPs follow major insider politics channels on Twitter.

Something interesting happened when we looked into which news outlets MPs choose to follow on their personal Twitter accounts.

Everyone knows that the day-to-day business of political debate is handled on Twitter. So examining which news brands MPs follow is indicative of their revealed preferences for providers of real-time news, gossip and analysis. In other words, which titles have the most impact amongst MPs online?

Here’s what we discovered:

  • @GuidoFawkes: 354
  • @ConHome: 324
  • @LabourList: 215
  • @Spectator: 245
  • @NewStatesman: 222
  • @politico: 86
  • @politicoeurope: 59

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