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Number of Facebook likes for political parties in the UK 2021

As of February 17, 2021 the Labour Party of the United Kingdom had over one million likes on Facebook making it the UK political party with the most likes on Facebook. The governing Conservative party had 738 thousand likes while the Eurosceptic United Kingdom Independent Party (UKIP) had over 541 thousand likes. Although they were the third most popular party in opinion polls the Liberal Democrats had only 204 thousand Facebook likes, behind the SNP, the Green Party and Sinn Féin.

Political leaders on social media

  While Labour were clearly the most popular party on Facebook, their leader Keir Starmer has just 98 thousand likes on Facebook, compared to Boris Johnson’s 1.448 million. Johnson also has the most followers on Twitter compared to leaders of other political parties at 2.8 million, with Starmer on 866 thousand. In terms of political parties however Labour had almost 411 thousand more followers than the Conservative party.

Party membership

  In terms of party membership, the Labour party also has by far the highest number of members at around 485 thousand, more than double that of the Conservative party which had just 180 thousand. Of Labour’s party members, 22 percent were under the age of 39, compared with 18 percent of Conservative party members. The Green party had the highest share of members under the age of 39 at 35 percent, while 68 percent of UKIP’s members were over 65.

Number of likes on Facebook for major political parties in the United Kingdom as of February 2021

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Release date

February 2021


United Kingdom

Survey time period

February 17, 2021

Supplementary notes

Numbers compiled by Statista from political party Facebook pages visited on November 29, 2019. Please see below for the links to the relevant political party Facebook pages:

Liberal Democrats
Brexit Party
Green Party
Plaid Cymru
Sinn Féin

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