Carshalton and Wallington MP Tom Brake makes it into 'social media top 10'

Carshalton and Wallington MP Tom Brake is ranked sixth out of all the MPs who use social media

Carshalton and Wallington MP Tom Brake is ranked sixth out of all the MPs who use social media

First published in News Sutton Guardian: Photograph of the Author by , Chief Reporter

One of the borough's MPs is among the country's top ten politicians at using social media like Twitter and Facebook.

Carshalton and Wallington MP Tom Brake is ranked sixth out of all the MPs who use social media according to the website SocialMPs.com, which ranks politicians according to their effectiveness at using platforms like Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

Mr Brake's Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg is ranked at the top of the chart followed closely by Labour man Ed Balls.

Mr Brake is one place ahead of Labour leader Ed Miliband but came in behind Hariet Harman.

Appropriately, he reacted to the news on Twitter, using his 140 characters to say: "Glad people see the effort I put in to engage with constituents on social media. Any ideas on how to beat H.Harman?"

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8:53am Wed 4 Jun 14

Paul Scully says...

That'll be a weekly leaderboard. This week he's a lowly 68th.
That'll be a weekly leaderboard. This week he's a lowly 68th. Paul Scully
  • Score: 3

9:48am Wed 4 Jun 14

Binsanity says...

What fantastic news for our borough. Ranked in the top ten for being a TWITter shame he's not ranked as a LISTENER.
What fantastic news for our borough. Ranked in the top ten for being a TWITter shame he's not ranked as a LISTENER. Binsanity
  • Score: 4

12:07pm Wed 4 Jun 14

Niki R says...

He never answers questions, tweets self-congratulatory nonsense and misinformation and uses social media in the most anti-social way I've ever seen. Or his office staff do, I should say...
He never answers questions, tweets self-congratulatory nonsense and misinformation and uses social media in the most anti-social way I've ever seen. Or his office staff do, I should say... Niki R
  • Score: 3

1:17pm Wed 4 Jun 14

LiberalsOut says...

Surely we pay our MP's to sort out the problems in the country not play with their mobile phones all day?
Surely Paul Burstow is top on Instagram as we know he loves having his picture taken
Surely we pay our MP's to sort out the problems in the country not play with their mobile phones all day? Surely Paul Burstow is top on Instagram as we know he loves having his picture taken LiberalsOut
  • Score: 0

9:04pm Thu 5 Jun 14

dalljw says...

I did not know Britain's 4th party was on Twitter.
I did not know Britain's 4th party was on Twitter. dalljw
  • Score: 1

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