Four Communications launches 'Twung Parliament' to track MPs on Twitter

Four Communications has launched an at-a-glance guide to what the new class of UK MPs are tweeting about.

Monitoring MPs online: Twung Parliament
Monitoring MPs online: Twung Parliament

Twung Parliament is a one-page web guide of all MPs using the social media platform Twitter.

The guide will include party-specific, real-time Twitter feeds and cloud tags showing the most popular subjects. It will also offer trending topics across all MPs with a daily ranking.

The website can be accessed at www.twungparliament.com and tweeters can follow @TwungParliament.

Twung Parliament has already shown that 195 current MPs (30 per cent) have Twitter accounts. Notable users of Twitter include deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and acting leader of the Labour Party, Harriet Harman. Gordon Brown and David Cameron are yet to take the plunge. 

Twung Parliament will also allow users to follow the passage of key Coalition Bills and the mood on the Tory backbenches under the stewardship of new chair of the 1922 Committee, Graham Brady.

Four Politics, the public affairs practice of Four Communications, director Jim Dickson said: ‘Like the rest of the world, MPs have started to embrace social media channels like Twitter. We saw some take baby steps and others really embrace the potential during the election campaign. We're launching Twung Parliament so we can all keep an eye, very simply, on what MPs are tweeting about by party and as a whole.

‘With backbenchers holding more influence than ever, it's going to be a lot of fun watching and also very instructive for us and our clients to get this immediate information.'

Twung Parliament was devised by Four Politics and built by Four Communications' in-house team of online designers and programmers in the company's Four Digital practice.

 

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