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Coral present the top 50 most influential political Tweeters

With the general election just around the corner we look at the top 50 most influential political figures according to the Twittersphere.

With the help of our friends at Peer Index, Coral have unveiled a definitive list of the 50 most influential tweeters in UK politics.

To compile the list each person is assigned a PI-score; an influence score in the context of the Political Twittershere.

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Top 50

  • 01. UK Prime Minister
    @Number10gov

    The official Twitter channel for Prime Minister David Cameron’s office based at 10 Downing Street. Twitter policy: https://t.co/1FHPSuUjRF

    Followers – 3,069,178
    Peer Index – 91

  • 02. Jon Snow
    @jonsnowC4

    Anchor Channel4News: hungry for info. Interests:development/homelessness /the abroad/people/politics/art./life!

    Followers – 634658
    Peer Index – 89

  • 03. David Cameron

    Prime Minister and Leader of the @Conservatives

    Followers – 848278
    Peer Index – 88

  • 04. Ed Miliband

    Leader of the Labour Party MP for Doncaster North husband and dad. Follow this account for tweets from Ed Miliband and the @UKLabour team.

    Followers – 403023
    Peer Index – 86

  • 05. HuffPost UK
    @HuffPostUK

    The destination for U.K. news blogs and coverage of politics entertainment style world news technology and comedy…

    Followers – 126701
    Peer Index – 85

  • 06. Dan Roan
    @danroan

    Chief Sports Correspondent BBC News. Ex-Chief News Reporter SSN. Former politics & business journalist. Proud dad & husband.

    Followers – 237838
    Peer Index – 84

  • 07. John Prescott
    @johnprescott

    Former Deputy Leader of the Labour Party UK Deputy Prime Minister 1997-2007 and Sunday Mirror Columnist

    Followers – 227433
    Peer Index – 84

  • 08. Nick Clegg
    @nick_clegg

    Official Tweets from the Deputy Prime Minister & Leader of the @LibDems.

    Followers – 218191
    Peer Index – 83

  • 09. New Statesman
    @NewStatesman

    Britain’s leading politics and current affairs magazine. Now available on iPad and iPhone: http://ow.ly/t2fvc

    Followers – 100760
    Peer Index – 83

  • 10. DailySunday Politics
    @daily_politics

    BBC Daily & Sunday Politics: Andrew Neil & Jo Coburn: BBC1 Sun 1100 #bbcsp BBC2 weekdays 1200 (Wed from 1130) #bbcdp (later on BBC Parliament & iPlayer)

    Followers – 79313
    Peer Index – 81

  • 11. The Labour Party
    @UKLabour

    Twitter feed of the UK Labour Party keeping you up-to-date with news speeches events & videos.

    Followers – 186399
    Peer Index – 81

  • 12. Conservatives
    @Conservatives

    @David_Cameron and the Conservatives have a long-term economic plan which builds a stronger, healthier economy and secures a better future for Britain.

    Followers – 141968
    Peer Index – 81

  • 13. Liberal Democrats
    @LibDems

    British political party in government working to build a stronger economy in a fairer society. Led by Deputy Prime Minister @Nick_Clegg.

    Followers – 85693
    Peer Index – 81

  • 14. Nigel Farage
    @Nigel_Farage

    @UKIP Leader and MEP for the South East of England

    Followers – 198657
    Peer Index – 80

  • 15. Nicola Sturgeon
    @NicolaSturgeon

    First Minister of Scotland, @theSNPLeader, MSP for Glasgow Southside

    Followers – 135720
    Peer Index – 80

  • 16. UKIP
    @UKIP

    UK Independence Party. Led by @Nigel_Farage. Help us: http://www.ukip.org/join

    Followers – 85988
    Peer Index – 78

  • 17. PoliticsHome
    @politicshome

    Staying on top of modern politics has become a full time job. http://PoliticsHome.com acts as an intelligent filter giving min by min coverage of UK politics.

    Followers – 44773
    Peer Index – 77

  • 18. BBC Newsbeat
    @BBCNewsbeat

    The latest news photos & videos from BBC Radio 1 & 1Xtra. Music. Entertainment. Politics. Technology. Health. Get involved & share your views.

    Followers – 85666
    Peer Index – 77

  • 19. Guardian politics
    @GdnPolitics

    Politics news comment and analysis from the Guardian

    Followers – 176135
    Peer Index – 76

  • 20. The SNP
    @theSNP

    Scotland’s largest political party and party of Government. Centre left and social democratic.

    Followers -76344
    Peer Index – 76

  • 21. Dan Hodges
    @DPJHodges

    Commentator for the Telegraph and Total Politics. And King Rat.

    Followers – 76
    Peer Index – 34415

  • 22. Grant Shapps MP
    @grantshapps

    Welwyn Hatfield MP + Conservative Party Chairman & Minister without Portfolio. Website http://www.shapps.com

    Followers – 84230
    Peer Index – 75

  • 23. The Green Party
    @TheGreenParty

    Help us change politics and build a society that works for the common good http://join.greenparty.org.uk . Follow Green Party Leader @natalieben

    Followers – 114470
    Peer Index – 75

  • 24. stefanstern
    @stefanstern

    Writer on business politics management; FT columnist; Visiting Prof at Cass Business School.

    Followers – 18158
    Peer Index – 74

  • 25. CCHQ Press Office
    @CCHQPress

    Official Conservative Party Press Office twitter feed providing snippets of news and commentary from CCHQ.

    Followers – 27136
    Peer Index – 74

  • 26. Paul Bernal
    @PaulbernalUK

    Lecturer in IT, IP and Media Law at UEA: privacy, autonomy & human rights… author of ‘Internet Privacy Rights’… politics, satire and occasionally poetry!

    Followers – 10516
    Peer Index – 74

  • 27. Hugh Pym
    @BBCHughPym

    BBC News Health Editor covering all aspects of health (UK and Global). Politics and economics of the NHS.

    Followers – 43327
    Peer Index – 74

  • 28. Alberto Nardelli
    @AlbertoNardelli

    Data editor at the @Guardian. ‘The best hair in journalism’ – anonymous

    Followers – 27170
    Peer Index – 74

  • 29. Andrew Sparrow
    @AndrewSparrow

    I write the Guardian’s Politics Live blog – news from Westminster as it happens with analysis all the best quotes and key links to relevant blogs/sources

    Followers – 40019
    Peer Index – 73

  • 30. Charlie Beckett
    @CharlieBeckett

    Journalist LSE media professor Polis think-tank director.Tweets on journalism UK & global politics (& WHUFC)

    Followers -17091
    Peer Index – 73

  • 31. Isabel Hardman
    @IsabelHardman

    Assistant editor The Spectator (edit Coffee House) presenter of Radio 4’s Week in Westminster. Our politics emails: http://t.co/RdkpZJrrth

    Followers – 37285
    Peer Index – 73

  • 32. Derek Wall
    @Anothergreen

    International Coordinator for @TheGreenParty writer #Greenlefthttp://www.plutobooks.com/display.asp?K=9780 …married to @EFBlyth pro #Rojava#Ostrom #socialism

    Followers – 17412
    Peer Index – 72

  • 33. Janan Ganesh
    @JananGanesh

    Political columnist for the Financial Times. Views are mine.

    Followers – 31840
    Peer Index – 72

  • 34. Samira Ahmed
    @SamiraAhmedUK

    Freelance Journo BBC Visiting Prof Kingston Uni.Spiritual Berliner ex-LosAngeleno movie connoisseur especially Westerns&SF.Writes on culture/politics/religion

    Followers – 26467
    Peer Index – 72

  • 35. Conservative Home
    @ConHome

    Comprehensive independent coverage of the UK Conservative Party from @PaulGoodmanCH @wallaceme @Pete_Hoskin @HarryPH @AndrewGimson and @TimMontgomerie

    Followers – 34347
    Peer Index – 72

  • 36. Dawn Foster
    @DawnHFoster

    Freelance journalist all over the shop. Social affairs politics inequality poverty housing and other fun things.

    Followers – 17677
    Peer Index – 72

  • 37. Left Foot Forward
    @LeftFootFwd

    A political blog for progressives. We provide evidence-based analysis on British politics news and policy developments.

    Followers – 52094
    Peer Index – 72

  • 38. Lord Ashcroft
    @LordAshcroft

    Official Twitter profile for Lord Ashcroft KCMG PC former Deputy Chairman of the Conservative Party author international businessman and philanthropist.

    Followers – 33375
    Peer Index – 71

  • 39. Carl Gardner
    @carlgardner

    I write about law and teach law. I’m a barrister and used to be a government lawyer. I tweet mainly about law and politics and the places where they meet.

    Followers – 11508
    Peer Index – 71

  • 40. No. 10 Press Office
    @Number10press

    Official twitter channel for Prime Minister David Cameron’s Press Office based at 10 Downing Street.

    Followers – 50723
    Peer Index – 71

  • 41. David Coburn MEP
    @DavidCoburnUKip

    @UKIP Member of European Parliament for Scotland, Leader UKIP Scotland, UKIP PPC Falkirk, Scotland, YI hon co-President, NEC member, Libertarian

    Followers – 7533
    Peer Index – 71

  • 42. Patrick O’Flynn
    @oflynnmep

    UKIP Economic spokesman and MEP for the East of England

    Followers – 22155
    Peer Index – 71

  • 43. LSE Politics&Policy
    @LSEpoliticsblog

    Experts analyse and debate recent developments across UK government. Managing Editor: @JoelSuss

    Followers – 31713
    Peer Index – 70

  • 44. ScotlandTonight
    @ScotlandTonight

    Current affairs programme on STV broadcast live Monday to Thursday at 10.30pm. News politics sport arts and entertainment.

    Followers – 32161
    Peer Index – 70

  • 45. James Kirkup
    @jameskirkup

    Executive Editor – Politics @ Telegraph Media Group

    Followers – 25511
    Peer Index – 69

  • 46. Mark Ferguson
    @Markfergusonuk

    Editor of @LabourList. Come for the politics stay for the football. Email: mark@labourlist.org

    Followers – 18887
    Peer Index – 69

  • 47. Progress Online
    @ProgressOnline

    Progress is an organisation of Labour party members which aims to promote a radical and progressive politics.

    Followers -16971
    Peer Index – 69

  • 48. HuffPostUKPolitics
    @HuffPostUKPol

    Politics from The Huffington Post UK with @nedsimons @mehdirhasan @asabenn and the team. Conversations start here…

    Followers – 25680
    Peer Index – 68

  • 49. Plaid Cymru
    @Plaid_Cymru

    Mae gennym uchelgais dros Gymru a’i phobl • The Party of Wales, for everyone in Wales who wants to see our nation flourish [Swyddogol • Official]#plaidcymru

    Followers – 13835
    Peer Index – 68

  • 50. Gordon MacMillan
    @gordonmacmillan

    Editorial @TwitterUK. Founding editor of @BrandRepublic and @TheWallUK. Tweet digital & media left politics & books.

    Followers – 12127
    Peer Index – 68