By Nathan Parton. Walk down most streets in Britain and ask any citizen what they think of a politician or a political party and you’re likely to be met with a direct response - ‘They don’t understand what it is like’ or ‘their world is different to ours.’ This kind of rhetoric is becoming increasingly … Continue reading Low voter turnout and the rise of UKIP
With just over two weeks to go until Scotland decides it's future in the Independence Referendum, WebRoots Democracy has analysed the social media followings of the two official campaigns who have been hitting social media hard with videos, statuses, twibbons and even ice-bucket challenges: Yes Scotland and Better Together. This analysis is on the basis … Continue reading Which Scottish #indyref campaign is leading on social media?
In the run up to the 2015 General Election, WebRoots Democracy will be analysing the social media followings of the main political parties and publishing monthly ‘Election by Social Media’ results. This analysis is on the basis of Facebook and Twitter followers and generates a percentage share of followers, where in this case followers equals votes. Below are … Continue reading Far-right party, Britain First, now has the largest social media presence