National: Tau Henare 382, Claudette Hauiti 48, Paul Foster Bell 38.
Labour: Clare Curran 180, Trevor Mallard 103, Ruth Dyson 48. (Kelvin Davis excluded due to single data point, Shane Jones excluded due to leaving)
Greens: Kevin Hague 124, Julie Anne Genter 105, Russel Norman 86.
NZ First: Tracey Martin 15, Asenati Taylor 15.
Others: Peter Dunne 66, Te Ururoa Flavell 31
Most New Followers:
National: John Key 439, Nikki Kaye 73, Judith Collins 63.
Labour: David Cunliffe 167, Jacinda Ardern 133, Trevor Mallard 72. (Kelvin Davis excluded due to single data point, Shane Jones excluded due to leaving)
Greens: Russel Norman 83, Metiria Turei 69, Julie Anne Genter 69.
NZ First: Winston Peters 95.
Others: Peter Dunne 47, Te Ururoa Flavell 25.
Average Tweets per MP:
Over all average: 20.83
Labour: 21.90 (Kelvin Davis excluded due to single data point, Shane Jones excluded due to leaving)
NZ First: 8.25
Average New Followers per MP
Over all Average: 27.97
NZ First: 30.5
Zero Tweet MPs
National: 10 (20.83%)
Labour: 4 (12.90%) (Shane Jones and Kelvin Davis included in this stat)
Greens: 0 (0%)
NZ First: 1 (25%)
Most Tweets: Internet Party 63, Greens 59, Labour 31.
Most new followers: Labour 192, Internet Party 115, National 83, Greens 82.
National still lead the rankings when it comes to the number of MPs not tweeting, they are only just beaten by NZF for %, but they only have 4 MPs on Twitter. It is good to see a bit of a change in the top three from National, and the Greens, for most tweets.
Peter Dunne and Te Ururoa Flavell both put in respectable efforts that would put them mid field in either of the major parties.
Even though Labour come out on top with 192 new followers of their party account, they did follow 503 new accounts this week. So I suspect they are taking the follow and hope people follow back approach to getting new followers.
I am looking forward to seeing where Kelvin Davis fits in next week. Also, I am now able to collect the number of tweets MPs have favourited, so I will be adding that stat to the data from next week, as another measurement of how MPs interact with people. So keep an eye out for that.