The twitter battle over how many followers west London councils have is being won by Westminster.
Getwestlondon looked into how many followers Hammersmith and Fulham, Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster councils have on the popular micro-blogging site to see how they are all doing connecting with their residents via social media.
With 10,905 followers as of 11am today (July 28), one person out of every 21 people living in Westminster follows the council’s twitter account, @CityWestminster - that is 4.81 per cent of the borough’s population.
Hammersmith and Fulham follows close behind, with one in every 25 of its 178,685 residents following the council’s @LBHF account, meaning 3.93 per cent follow the account.
The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea lags somewhat behind, as although it has the smallest population (155,594), it also has the fewest followers of its main @RBKC account. Only 4,249 people follow the council, which translates into just 2.73 per cent of its residents.
However, a council spokesman said: “We have a number of separate Twitter streams people can choose to follow. They cover a wide range of Council services ranging from what’s happening in the borough’s popular markets to information about road closures and consultations and attract over 21,000 followers.”
Councils generally use their twitter accounts to update people about activities, events, consultations and what is generally going on in the borough .