MPs receive four times the about of abuse in 2019 General Election campaign compared with 2017
New published data has provided analysis of abuse received by candidates in the 2019 General Election. Candidates received abuse or insulting remarks in 16.5% of mentions or replies about them on Twitter. This is more than four times the amount of abuse candidates were estimated to have received in the 2017 poll. The analysis was carried out by PoliMonitor, a political technology company, supported by a grant from the Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust.