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, 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?"