UK: top ten political accounts on Twitter 2019, by number of followers

The @MayorofLondon official Twitter account is the most followed political account in the United Kingdom, having attracted 3.27 million followers. Mayor of London Sadiq Khan’s personal account also features in the top ten, coming in at number five with 1.06 million followers. The two accounts largely post similar material, however, the @sadiqkhan handle will remain with Sadiq Khan when he leaves office.

Largest Twitter accounts in the United Kingdom

While 3.27 million followers is a sizeable following, it is a long way from the most popular accounts in the UK. @BBCBreaking, the BBC Breaking News account, leads the way with 39.718 million followers, as of May 2019. Former bandmates of One Direction dominate the rest of the top ten list. @Harry_Styles tops the celebrity stakes, with 33.34 million followers as of May 2019.

Katy Perry tops the Twitter charts

   Katy Perry’s Twitter account, @katyperry, is the most popular Twitter account worldwide as of June 2019. Katy Perry is slightly ahead of Barack Obama, who has a following of 106.2 million people.

Leading ten political accounts on Twitter in the United Kingdom (UK) as of December 2019, by number of followers

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Release date

December 2019


United Kingdom

Survey time period

December 2019

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political accounts from the United Kingdom.

Supplementary notes

Figures were rounded.

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