Skip to main content

Table 5 The top ten supporters of Leave and Remain, ordered by their Twitter h-index

From: Stance and influence of Twitter users regarding the Brexit referendum

  Posted tweets Retweeted tweets Total retweets h-index
Twitter user June 24 June 23
Leave
@vote_leave (Vote Leave) 1567 1004 256,463 297 284
@theordinaryman2 (TheOrdinaryMan) 1736 1660 86,728 128 127
@Vote_LeaveMedia (Vote Leave Media) 1208 891 40,379 100 100
@PrisonPlanet (Paul Joseph Watson) 136 107 33,960 89 79
@RedHotSquirrel (Robert Kimbell) 1034 579 17,090 62 62
@davidicke (David Icke) 78 70 6996 62 58
@DVATW (David Vance) 338 273 14,225 61 57
@labourleave (Labour Leave) 162 93 11,263 55 52
@ukleave_eu (#Brexit #Article50) 954 278 8503 52 52
@EUVoteLeave23rd (SUPPORTING B.) 3833 1439 18,492 52 52
Neutral
@TheEconomist (The Economist) 334 281 29,357 107 103
@BBCNews (BBC News (UK)) 769 379 33,773 91 88
@SkyNews (Sky News) 622 503 27,479 75 68
@jeremycorbyn (Jeremy Corbyn MP) 52 48 14,578 41 34
Remain
@guardian (The Guardian) 434 356 19,304 70 68
@Independent (The Independent) 566 356 14,575 60 56
@TheGreenParty (Green Party) 132 83 8894 51 47
@itvnews (ITV News) 383 248 8783 45 41
 @UK__News (UK News) 95 97 5894 40 40
@BBCr4today (BBC Radio 4 Today) 153 119 6399 39 39
@UKLabourIN (LabourInForBritain) 92 61 4068 37 31
@The_TUC (TradesUnionCongress) 187 180 4574 34 34
@wdjstraw (Will Straw) 116 85 3805 33 33
@LibDems (Liberal Democrats) 155 66 3765 33 25
  1. The columns in the table show the Twitter user, the number of their tweets, the number of these tweets retweeted, the total number of retweets, and the h-index until June 24, 2016. For comparison, the h-index is given also until June 23