Hounslow is the poorest performing west London council on Twitter with the lowest number of followers by a long stretch.
Getwestlondon looked into how many followers Hounslow, Ealing, Hammersmith and Fulham, Brent, Hillingdon, and Harrow had, alongside the population and revealed how they are all communicating with residents through the social media tool.
With just 3,633 followers, despite having a population of more than 262,000 people in the borough, only one person out of every 72 people follows the council.
Figures also showed Hounslow council (@LBofHounslow) had the third poorest follower rate of all 33 London boroughs followed by Waltham Forest and Bexley, at 11am today (28).
Councillor Amrit Mann, deputy leader of the council, said: “We’re actively looking to boost our twitter followers, and in the last 12 months have seen these grow by more than 50 per cent.
"We’ll continue to put out more and better content, and welcome ideas from residents about what they want to see.
“As well as twitter we’re improving our digital communications, developing a new website and have plans to launch local email news bulletins across the borough.
“We’re currently running a citizen engagement consultation asking everyone who lives and works in the borough to let us know how the council can better keep people informed and make it easier for people to have a genuine say in what the council does."
The top Twitter performers in west London were Hammersmith and Fulham with one in every 25 of its 178,685 residents following the council’s @LBHF account, and Hillingdon with one in every 29 of its 286,806 residents following the @Hillingdon account.
Hovering in the middle were Brent (@Brent_Council) with one in every 41 of their residents following them on the social media site, closely followed by Ealing (@EalingCouncil) with one in every 47 people, and Harrow (@harrow_council) with one in every 48.
Suggestions to improve Hounslow council's Twitter account can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 8583 2129.
Councils generally use their twitter accounts to update people about activities, events, consultations and what is generally going on in the borough.