Stats

Here are some statistics about the data on this site.

See also candidates with protected Twitter accounts and candidates who block @twittelection on Twitter.

  • We have details of 3304 candidates
  • 2314 of them are on Twitter (that's 70.0%)
  • 990 of them are not on Twitter (that's 30.0%)

Candidates by party:

PartyCandidates Twitter%No Twitter%
Conservative 632 475 75.2 157 24.8
Labour 631 568 90.0 63 10.0
Liberal Democrat 628 461 73.4 167 26.6
Green 457 329 72.0 128 28.0
UK Independence Party 378 142 37.6 236 62.4
Independent 186 87 46.8 99 53.2
Scottish National Party (SNP) 59 52 88.1 7 11.9
Plaid Cymru - The Party of Wales 40 31 77.5 9 22.5
Christian Peoples Alliance 31 9 29.0 22 71.0
The Yorkshire Party 21 13 61.9 8 38.1
Alliance - Alliance Party of Northern Ireland 18 16 88.9 2 11.1
SDLP (Social Democratic & Labour Party) 18 14 77.8 4 22.2
Sinn Féin 18 15 83.3 3 16.7
Democratic Unionist Party - D.U.P. 17 13 76.5 4 23.5
Ulster Unionist Party 14 12 85.7 2 14.3
Official Monster Raving Loony Party 12 4 33.3 8 66.7
Pirate Party UK 10 9 90.0 1 10.0
British National Party 10 4 40.0 6 60.0
Conservative and Unionist Party 7 4 57.1 3 42.9
Green Party 7 7 100.0 0 0.0
English Democrats 7 4 57.1 3 42.9
Women's Equality Party 7 7 100.0 0 0.0
Social Democratic Party 6 6 100.0 0 0.0
National Health Action Party 5 4 80.0 1 20.0
Workers Revolutionary Party 5 0 0.0 5 100.0
Rochdale First 4 1 25.0 3 75.0
Animal Welfare Party 4 1 25.0 3 75.0
Libertarian Party 4 0 0.0 4 100.0
Scottish Green Party 3 3 100.0 0 0.0
Young People's Party YPP 3 0 0.0 3 100.0
The Socialist Party of Great Britain 3 0 0.0 3 100.0
Alliance For Green Socialism 3 0 0.0 3 100.0
Socialist Labour Party 3 0 0.0 3 100.0
The Justice & Anti-Corruption Party 3 1 33.3 2 66.7
Friends Party 3 0 0.0 3 100.0
The Peace Party - Non-violence, Justice, Environment 2 1 50.0 1 50.0
The Workers Party 2 1 50.0 1 50.0
Communist League Election Campaign 2 0 0.0 2 100.0
Something New 2 2 100.0 0 0.0
People Before Profit Alliance 2 1 50.0 1 50.0
Common Good 2 1 50.0 1 50.0
Christian Party "Proclaiming Christ's Lordship" 2 1 50.0 1 50.0
Patria 1 1 100.0 0 0.0
Speaker seeking re-election 1 0 0.0 1 100.0
Traditional Unionist Voice - TUV 1 1 100.0 0 0.0
The North East Party 1 0 0.0 1 100.0
Wessex Regionalists 1 1 100.0 0 0.0
Apolitical Democrats 1 0 0.0 1 100.0
Humanity 1 0 0.0 1 100.0
The Realists' Party 1 0 0.0 1 100.0
The New Society of Worth 1 0 0.0 1 100.0
War Veteran's Pro-Traditional Family Party 1 0 0.0 1 100.0
Movement for Active Democracy (M.A.D.) 1 0 0.0 1 100.0
Independent Save Withybush Save Lives 1 0 0.0 1 100.0
Rebooting Democracy 1 1 100.0 0 0.0
Open Borders Party 1 0 0.0 1 100.0
The Just Political Party 1 1 100.0 0 0.0
Southampton Independents 1 1 100.0 0 0.0
Ashfield Independents 1 0 0.0 1 100.0
Blue Revolution 1 0 0.0 1 100.0
Better for Bradford 1 0 0.0 1 100.0
Concordia 1 0 0.0 1 100.0
Scotland's Independence Referendum Party 1 1 100.0 0 0.0
Populist Party 1 0 0.0 1 100.0
Greater Manchester Homeless Voice 1 1 100.0 0 0.0
Citizens Independent Social Thought Alliance 1 1 100.0 0 0.0
Space Navies Party 1 0 0.0 1 100.0
Money Free Party 1 1 100.0 0 0.0
The Radical Party 1 0 0.0 1 100.0
North of England Community Alliance 1 1 100.0 0 0.0
Independent Sovereign Democratic Britain 1 1 100.0 0 0.0
Church of the Militant Elvis 1 1 100.0 0 0.0
Demos Direct Initiative Party 1 1 100.0 0 0.0
Compass Party 1 1 100.0 0 0.0
Southend Independent Association 1 0 0.0 1 100.0

Exceptions by party:

There are several candidates who are on Twitter but aren't using it as a campaigning tool. Some have protected accounts (which means that only certain people can see their tweets) and some have blocked @twittelection. Here is a list of these candidates by party.

Protected accounts

Conservative

UK Independence Party

Liberal Democrat

Labour

Plaid Cymru - The Party of Wales

Independent

Democratic Unionist Party - D.U.P.

The Yorkshire Party

Christian Peoples Alliance

Green

Accounts that block @twittelection

Liberal Democrat

UK Independence Party