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Jeremy Corbyn most tweeted-about leader on campaign trail, analysis reveals

Brexit was the most tweeted-about topic of the campaign.

Jeremy Corbyn remained the most tweeted-about leader on the campaign trail as the General Election neared its end, analysis of Twitter data by the Press Association has found.

In the week between May 29 and June 5, the final data set available before election day, the Labour leader had a 44% share of voice on the platform of the top 10 politicians mentioned, compared to 34% for Theresa May.

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In the week of the London Bridge attack, Sadiq Khan rose to third on 5%, followed by Amber Rudd (4%) and Nigel Farage (4%).

Labour also received the most mentions of the 11 biggest parties in Britain, with a 44% share compared to the Conservatives’ 37%.

Both Mr Corbyn and his party were the most mentioned in each of the last four weeks of the campaign, as the party’s poll rating surged.

Brexit was consistently the most tweeted-about topic of the campaign, even in the weeks of the Manchester and London terror attacks. In the final week, it rose slightly to a 29% share of conversation, ahead of health (21%), the economy (14%).

But crime and terror featured more heavily during the period of the two attacks, with a 10% share last week and 13% the previous week, up substantially from the weeks before.


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