Local authorities on Twitter – 300 to 201

Guerilla Policy

This is the second in a series of posts on local authorities’ use of Twitter. Over the next week we’re counting down local authorities according to the size of their following, and then considering the results.

As we’ve suggested here before, social media is a cheap and easy way to engage stakeholders, for think tankscentral governmenttrade bodies and directly elected mayors. We even think it could be used to open-up policy research and development, for example for local authorities to connect with their communities. So which local authorities are seizing the opportunities of social media the most? (Let us know if we’ve got anything wrong and we’ll correct it asap).

No. Local authority Twitter name No. of followers No. of tweets
201 Hastings Borough Council @hastingsbc 1,756 743
202 Eden District Council @EdenCouncil 1,751 1,066
203 Cambridge City Council @camcitco 1,747 930
204 Worcester City Council @myworcester 1,736 2,215

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