Every autumn, the three major UK political parties meet for their annual party conferences.
Party members and MPs come together to discuss policies and issues of importance, as well as to hear the keynote speeches from party leaders.
Twitter provides delegates with a live soundtrack to the party conferences, revealing policies, reactions and controversies in real time.
It’s also a great way for those following from afar to get closer to what’s going on in the heart of UK politics:
More facts and stats from the 2012 party conference season can be found here, including the most tweeted-about moments of the leaders’ speeches.
Here’s a guide to following the three major conferences on Twitter in 2013:
World Leaders on Twitter
It’s not just UK politicians who use Twitter. Two thirds of world leaders are on the platform, and the latest to join this prestigious group is the newly-elected Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg (@erna_solberg). The most-followed world leader on Twitter is Barack Obama (@BarackObama). You can see a full list of world leaders on Twitter here.