イギリス選挙

きたる5月7日にイギリスでは5年ぶりの選挙が行われます。

それに先立ち、国会議員らの選挙活動やPRもはくねつかしております。

そんななかこんなコラムをよみました。

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-trending-31766165

 

he British prime minister hasn’t replied to anyone on Twitter this month – but does it really matter?

Have you ever asked a politician a question on Twitter? And did you get a reply? While many British MPs are fans of the platform for broadcasting their messages to the nation, it seems few use it to have a conversation.

By analysing the tweets sent by MPs from 28 January – 4 March, the left-leaning think tank Demos has pulled together some interesting figures. According to their analysis, about 60,000 tweets were sent by MPs over the period. About 17% of them were what Twitter users call “@ replies”, that is direct – but still public – messages in which MPs respond to other Twitter users by putting their their usernames at the beginning of the message. Or in simpler terms, having a two-way conversation. For cabinet or shadow cabinet politicians, the number was lower still, at just 11%.

The think tank’s stats shine a light on the three biggest parties’ leaders. Deputy Prime Minister and leader of the Liberal Democrats Nick Clegg tweeted 48 times in total, of which seven were “@ replies”. Leader of the Opposition and head of the Labour party Ed Miliband wrote 58 tweets, of which just two were “@ replies”. And Prime Minister David Cameron, leader of the Conservatives, sent 45 tweets, but not a single “@ reply”. He is joint bottom of the table with scores of other MPs who didn’t send any replies either.

All three leaders declined to comment on the issue to BBC Trending.

The level of engagement from the leaders is low compared with most MPs

なんとTwitterで返信をしたかずをきをったシンクタンクのデータです。

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キャメロン首相は0だっとか。

だからなんだっていう話ですが、

Twitterといえば若い利用者がどちらかといえば多いので、

やはり選挙票を狙うんなら、これはそれほど重要なポイントではないのかな。

さて、この3人のたたかいはどうなるのでしょうか。

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