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Twitter is so stuffed full of political news and opinions that it can be hard to pick out the worthwhile comments from the noise. 

But, if you follow the right accounts, you will enjoy a feed which is insightful, informative, and witty in its coverage of UK politics.

Business Insider has compiled a list of the most interesting and useful Twitter accounts to follow if you’re interested in politics in this country. It includes MPs, journalists, analysts, academics, and others.

We produced a similar ranking for the best Twitter accounts to follow in European finance earlier this year.

We based our highly unscientific ranking on how many followers they have, how frequently they tweet, and how useful and entertaining we feel their content is. We also made an effort to make sure the entire political spectrum is represented. We resisted including ourselves, of course. 

Check it out below.

49. Tom Slater

Handle: @Tom_Slater_

Who: Spiked Deputy Editor. 

Why:  Slater is a major voice at Spiked — one of Britain’s fastest-growing libertarian news and opinion websites. He’s a must-follow for alternative views on politics. 

Sample Tweet: Tweet Embed:
Owen ‘Jeremy is out-of-touch’ Smith saying we should ignore the will of the people. Nice. #ARTICLE50NOW https://t.co/yZArGhizuY


48. Matt Singh

Handle: @MattSingh_

Who: Polling analyst, founder of Number Cruncher Politics UK. 

Why: Singh is an essential follow for anybody interested in political polls and election data. He rose to fame last year when he correctly predicted a Tory majority victory in the general election when all of the country’s biggest pollsters said it wasn’t possible. 

Sample Tweet: Tweet Embed:
The last time a Tory goverment was still ahead 12-18 months after an election was in 1984 during the miners strike. Last before that 1960/61


47. Asa Bennett

Handle: @asabenn

Who: The Telegraph comment editor. 

Why: Bennett runs the Telegraph’s morning politics briefing and is a useful account to follow if you want an early hit of news and comment.

Sample Tweet: Tweet Embed:
Tony Blair finds Jeremy Corbyn is now proud of his accomplishments as PM pic.twitter.com/syokpfoNBX


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