Twitter has grown in importance. On 31st December 2018, 578 UK MPs (89%) had some presence on the platform. How do MPs use Twitter, and what engagement do they receive?

This is the guiding question of my exploratory look at the popular micro-blogging platform.

Some basic questions

For every tweet, a user may re-post that tweet in their own feed (‘Retweet’), store the tweet in a curated list (‘Like’), post their own comment (‘Quote tweet’), or reply with their own tweet. Some studies have looked at Twitter adoption by…