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My top tweeters of 2020

This is a list of 250 tweeters that I enjoyed the most in 2020. This is the seventh year I’ve compiled this list. I follow about 4000 people on Twitter.

Anyway, these are the ones who made me laugh, informed, educated, annoyed and most of all made me laugh the most this year. It is not meant to be a list of the best Twitter feeds on the internet – it’s just the ones I particularly like or take note of.

If I follow you but you’re not on the list, don’t feel bad. There’s always next year! The fact that I follow you in the first place means that I find you interesting!

But let’s start with my …

TOP TEN TWEETER OF 2020

1. (NEW) @AFNeil – Andrew Neil (NEW)

2. (-1) @ChrisMasonBBC

3. (NEW) @Steven_Swinford

4. (+5) @ Jacqui_Smith1

5. (-1) @ GylesB1

6. (NEW) @NSoames

7. (-) @ JaneGarvey1

8. (NEW) @AyeshaHazarika

9. (-6) @JessPhillips

10. (-4) @LewisGoodall

So, in no particular order, here is my list of 250 top tweeters of 2019 …

POLITICAL REPORTER (24)

@GeorgeWParker – Political Editor, FT @GabrielPogrund – Political Correspondent, Sunday Times @SebastianEPayne – Whitehall Editor, FT @PickardJE – Jim Pickard, FT Political Journalist @ShippersUnbound – Political Editor, Sunday Times @StefanieBolzen – The Londoner @DavidWooding correspondent, Londoner – Political Editor, Sun on Sunday @Steven_Swinford – Assistant Political Editor, The Times @ChristopherHope – Chief Correspondent, Telegraph @Laura_K_Hughes – Political Correspondent, Financial Times @CamillaTominey – Associate Editor, Daily Telegraph @JenWilliamsMEN – Jennifer Williams News, @ Pol Ed JayMitchinson – Editor, Yorkshire Post @TNewtondunn – Political Editor, Times Radio @KateAndrs – Kate Andrews, Business Editor, The Spectator @_KateDevlin – Chief Correspondent, The Times @JessicaElgot – Political Correspondent, The Guardian @MrHarryCole – Political Editor, The Sun @ – Political Corres pondent, The Sun @KatyBalls – Assistant Political Editor, The Spectator @FraserNelson – Editor, The Spectator @MichaelLCrick – Political Journalist @ElliottTimes – Francis Elliott, Political Editor, The Times @JGForsyth – Political Editor, The Spectator

POLITICAL COLUMNISTS & PUNDITES (14)

@MrTCHarris – Former Labor MP, Telegraph Columnist @ IainMartin1 – Times Columnist and Editor, ReactionLife @CitySamuel – Juliet Samuel, Columnist, Telegraph @DAaronovitch – Columnist – The Times @LiamHalligan – Columnist, The Telegrillian – Guard @ZoesqWiams @WestminsterW – Sarah Vine, Mail Columnist @AllisonPearson – Telegraph Columnist @IsabelHardman – Editorial Assistant, The Spectator @AfuaHirsch – Author and broadcaster @NinaDSchick – Euro commentator @JohnRentoul, ‘Columnist, independent on Sunday-@Y_Alibhai’ I ‘Newspaper @ JonLis1 – Assistant Director, British Influence

NON POLITICAL JOURNALISTS (5)

@MatthewSyed – Times Journalist @KateBevan – Editor, What Computing? @Shashj – Shashank Joshi, Defense Editor, The Economist @JimWaterson – Media Editor, The Guardian @OzKaterji – The Guardian (NEW)

TV Journalists (29)

@RobBurl – Rob Burley, Editor, BBC Political Programs @AFNeil – BBC Host @BenShephard – GMB @KateGarraway – GMB @BBCKatyaadler – Katya Adler, BBC Europe Editor @MaxFosterCNN – CNN Host @HVaughanJones – Hannah Vaughan-Jones – , TV Host @GillP – TV Editor @PiersMorgan – GMB @BethRigby – Political Editor, Sky News @PaulBrandITV – British Editor, ITV News @ Susannareid100 – GMB @Lewis_Goodall – BBC Newsnight Policy Editor @SamCoatesSky – Deputy Political Editor, Sky News @AdamBoultonSky – Sky News presenter @ FaisalIslam – Business Editor, BBC News @DMcCaffreySKY – EuroNews @AlStewartOBE – TV presenter @AmolRajan – Media Editor, BBC @Maitlis – Emily Maitlis, Brussels presenter, News Patrons @TCerNellyNeurTE News @ HattMarr Ex-Producer at LBC, Producer, Newsnight @BBCLauraK – Political Editor of the BBC @EmmaBarnett – Radio and TV presenter @StormHuntley – Storm Hunt ley, Jeremy Vine Show @KateEMcCann – Political Correspondent, Sky News @Peston – Robert Peston @JoeTPike – Sky News Reporter

ONLINE JOURNALISTS (16)

@ DanBloom1 – Online Political Editor, The Mirror @StephenKB – Stephen Bush, Political Editor, New Statesman @PaulWaugh – Editor, Huffington Post UK @Ella_M_Whelan – Spiked Online @FleetStreetFox – Susie Boniface @GuidoFawkes – @ Guizfred Fawkes – Blog, Phil Hendren @OmmaSalma – Salma Shah, Conservative Commentator @MarkDiStef – Media and Political Reporter @Jack_Blanchard – Editor, Politico London Playbook @Jess Brammar – Huffington Post @TomMctague – Political Correspondent, The Atlantic @AlexWickham – Politico @DarrenGrimes @aby – – Jonathan Isaby, Politeia @TomHfH – Tom Harwood, Guido Fawkes

RIGHT TO CENTRAL POLICY (29)

@JamesCleverly – Conservative MP @Jacob_Rees_Mogg – Conservative MP @JohnnyMercer – Conservative MP @Zehra_Zaidi – Political activist @Fox_Claire – Claire Fox @AndrewBowieWAK – Conservative MP @MPWife – Sasha Swire – MP @ ConservativeHowardWife – Sasha Swire – MPLighove @ ConservativeHowardUK Lord Leigh, Conservative Peer @Suzanne Evans1 – Spokeswoman, Vacation Means Vacation @LordAshcroft – Businessman & Philanthropist @Andrew_Kennedy – Conservative Party Agent in Kent @NadineDorriesMP – Conservative MP @Edwina_Currie – Conservative – Conservative MP @EllyiotColburn – Conservative MP @Trace Conservative MP @Trace NSoames – Former Conservative MP @RuthDavidsonMSP – Former Leader, Scottish Conservatives @NickdeBois – Former Conservative MP @ShankerASingham – Shanker Singham, competitor @Nigel_Farage – Leader, Bre xit Party @DavidGHF Lord Frost (NEW) @NJTimothy – Nick Timothy (NEW) @MahyarTousi – Yout uber (NEW) @PeterCardwell – Former Spad and Author (NEW)

LEFT OF CENTRAL POLICY (21)

@Sarah_Hayward – Former Union Leader, Camden Council @ DavidMills73 – Media Relations Director, Tony Blair Institute @MattZarb – Former Press Director for Jeremy Corbyn @DaveWardGS – Secretary General of the Communication Workers Union @JReynoldsMP – Labor MP @Polly Mackenzie – Director, Demipsos @Jess Labor MP @ZackPolanski – Green politician @AdamLangleben – Labor politician @HulbertMathew – LibDem activist @WilliamClouston – Chair of the SDP @DrRosena – Rosena Allin-Khan, Labor MP @SebDance – Labor MEP @CampbellClaret @ – AyeshaHazarika – Political Commentator & Comedian @ Jacqui_Smith1 – Former Labor Interior Minister @LaylaMoran – LibDem MP @WesStreeting – Labor MP (NEW) @CarolineFlint – Former Labor MP (NEW) @ FloEshalomi Labor MP

PUBLIC RELATIONSHIPS & LOBBYING (8)

@PaulwrBlanchard – Public Relations Consultant and Host, Podcast from Media Masters @AdamLake – Public Affairs Specialist @ CraigOliver100 – Former Head of Communications # 10 @JamesWharton – Author of OUT IN THE ARMY @MarkFoxNews – Mark Fox, BSA @StraightTie – Jo Tanner, InHouse PR @Jimmym – Jimmy McLoughlin, former SPAD # 10 @Reporterboy – Giles Dilnot

HISTORIAN / ACADEMY (8)

@ AnandMenon1 – Britain in a changing Europe @Usherwood – Simon Usherwood, Professor of Politics @WMaryBeard – Classic Academician & Author @BrianKlaas – Political Academician @RichardEvans 36 – Historian, Professor Sir Richard Evans @ColinRTalbot – Political Academician @GoodwinMJ – Matthew Goodwin @ Roger_Scully – Roger Awan-Scully, University of Cardiff

LBC RADIO (35)

@ HenryRiley1 – LBC Producer @ShelaghFogarty – LBC Presenter @ Tomswarbrick1 – LBC Presenter @SteveAllenShow – LBC Presenter @OllyBarratt – LBC Political Correspondent @James Gooderson – LBC News Presenter @MartinStanford – LBC News presenter @MartinStanford – Political News presenter @Producer MrJamesOB- James O’Brien @NickFerrariLBC – Nick Ferrari @EddieMair – Eddie Mair @ChrisGolds – LBC News presenter @SimonMarksFSN – Head of Feature Story News, Washington @JamesRea – Director of Broadcasting, Global Radio @AlexCadier – LBC Producer @BailsBails – Andrew Bailey, Managing Editor, LBC Digital @TomCheal – LBC Managing Editor @JayLouiseKnight – LBC Travel Editor @ChrisChatsStuff – Chris Humphris, LBC producer (Tom Swarbrock) @Vicky_Gardiner – LBC producer (Eddie Mair) @AvaSantina – LBC producer (James O. ‘Brien) @MitchellCMM – LBC Producer @OliSlyLBC – LBC Deputy Editor-in-Chief @DarrenAdam – LBC Presenter @MaajidNawaz – LBC Presenter @NIAbbot – Nick Abbo t, LBC presenter @D iamondJimbo – Jim Diamond, LBC News @ AndrewCastle63 – LBC presenter @ DaveWarrenLBC – LBC producer, (Nick Ferrari) @ SamMasonJones – LBC producer, (Eddie Mair) @ AlexBarnett77 – LBC producer (Weekends ) @ AzizLisa – Lisa Aziz, LBC News Breakfast presenter @AaronLoboRadio – Aaron Lobo, LBC producer (NEW) @Denise__Headley – LBC presenter (NEW)

RADIO INDUSTRY (31)

@TobyTarrant – Radio X host @Pipskin – Pippa Taylor, Radio X producer, the Chris Moyles show @RevRichardColes – radio host @StephenNolan – 5 live host @MattChorley – host, Times Radio @RadioRiley – Phil Riley, radio guru @ JaneGarvey1 – Presenter, Woman’s Hour, Radio 4 @ JuliaHB1 – Presenter, talkRadio @MatthewStadlen – Former LBC presenter @FiFiGlover – Listening project, Radio 4 @RobinLustig – Former presenter, The World Tonight, Radio 4 @RadioToday @TheJeremyVine – Presenter, radio 2 @NewsChambers – Richard Chambers, Virgin Media, Dublin @NickyAACampbell – 5 live presenter @RachelBurden – 5 live presenter @Tweeter_Anita – presenter, Any Answers, Radio 4 @DuncanBarkes – Former LBC presenter @DavidLloydRadio – radio guru @PaulEaston – Radio consultant @IainLee – Radio presenter @JamesCridland – Radio commentator @Matt – Matt Deegan, radio guru @JakubSzweda – My former producer at LBC, now at Sky @SophiemSnelling – My former producer at LBC @ B1 Lou – Louise Birt, Manag Editor, BBC Radio Essex @EdwardAdoo – BBC Radio Presenter @ChrisMasonBBC – Political Correspondent, BBC @IanCollinsUK – Talk Radio Presenter @JohnnyJenkinsDJ – Presenter, Gateway Radio (NEW @GilesGear – Producer, UnionJack Radio (NEW)

SPORT (11)

@HenryWinter – soccer journalist, The Times @ClareBalding – BBC & BT sports presenter @JimmyBullard – ex-soccer player @BoringMilner – parody James Milner account @ Trevor8Sinclair – ex-winger from West Ham @ ArchieRT1 – Archie Rhind-Tutt, German soccer journalist @MyWHUFC – Nigel Kahn, West Ham fan @WestHamFootball – Sean Whetstone, West Ham fan @SamInkersoleTM – soccer journalist, The Mirror @_DeclanRice – West Ham soccer player @JeffStelling – Sky Sports presenter (NEW)

COMEDY (12)

@TFLN – Lyrics from last night @ _YouHadOneJob1 – Comedy account that pokes fun at people who fail at the one job they had to do @AwkwardGrindr – Cringeworthy moments from Grindr @GeoffNorcott – Comedian @KonstantinKisin – Comedian @MattForde – Comedian & podcaster @W Parody by Professor AC Grayling @Andrewdoyle_com – Andrew Doyle @The_ZoomComic – Zoom Rockman (NEW) @AndrewLawrence – Comedian (NEW) @MeggieForster – Lipsync Comedian (NEW) @UKPolitoons – Graphic video cartoonist (NEW)

MISCELLANEOUS (16)

@NNpics – North Norfolk Pictures @JohnBoweActor – John Bowe @Brit_Battleaxe – Christine Hamilton @MrsMThatcher – Quotes from Margaret Thatcher @ GylesB1 – Gyles Brandreth @Bishmanchester – David Walker, Bishop of Manchester @TheGayChrist @AlistairGriffin – Linger / Songwriter – Linger / Songwriter LiarPoliticians – Anti-Politics Tweeter @Amazing Nature – Nature is Amazing @ UB5Simon – Simon Bye, an LBC listener @ DanielBryce15 – #MoreDan from the Podcast For the Many @GrantTucker – TV entrepreneur @AndrewJDuffer – US Youtuber (NEW) @ RichardODurrant – LBC handset (NEW)

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