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Thursday, 8 April 2010

Tweeting #GE2010

Greg Callus (AKA Morus), from Political Betting, is co-ordinating a General Election 2010 Twitter initiative to ensure bloggers and journalists tweeting constituency activity all use the same hashtags. He has asked fellow bloggers to blog about this today. I think this is a great idea and should make Twitter an even more useful resource during the election campaign.


Here is what Greg posted on Political Betting this morning with the list of the hashtags following below:


The 2010 General Election will see thousands of people attending the counting of votes at all 650 constituencies – and many of them will have Twitter accounts, and so will be able to keep us election-geeks up-to-date with the latest news.

Most people will use #GE2010, but we’d like constituency-level reports too, which means a hashtag per seat. Unfortunately, the 140-character maximum means #CumbernauldKilsythandKirkintillochEast or #InvernessNairnBadenochandStrathspey aren’t great, so the UK’s major bloggers have helped draft this standardised list.

This will also allow clever people who are building widgets to capture all the election tweets to sort them by region, or by party, or by whether they are on a target list, or other searches. Harmonised hashtags will make this much easier.

Please feel free to publish this list, or a link to this PoliticalBetting.com page, so that we can get as many people as possible using these hashtags. The short URL for this page is http://bit.ly/GE2010

Any advice or suggested changes, please feel free to contact morus@politicalbetting.com.

Morus

Follow the PB.com team on Twitter: @Morus1516 @MikeSmithsonPB @electiongame


CONSTITUENCYHASHTAG
Aberavon#Aberavon
Aberconwy#Aberconwy
Aberdeen North#AbdnN
Aberdeen South#AbdnS
Airdrie & Shotts#Airdrie
Aldershot#Aldershot
Aldridge-Brownhills#AlridgeB
Altrincham & Sale West#Altrincham
Alyn & Deeside#AlynD
Amber Valley#AmberVy
Angus#Angus
Arfon#Arfon
Argyll & Bute#Argyll
Arundel & South Downs#ASD
Ashfield#Ashfield
Ashford#Ashford
Ashton-under-Lyne#AshtonUL
Aylesbury#Aylesbury
Ayr, Carrick & Cumnock#AyrCC
Banbury#Banbury
Banff & Buchan#Banff
Barking#Barking
Barnsley Central#BarnsleyC
Barnsley East#BarnsleyE
Barrow & Furness#Barrow
Basildon & Billericay#Basildon
Basingstoke#Basingstoke
Bassetlaw#Bassetlaw
Bath#Bath
Batley & Spen#Batley
Battersea#Battersea
Beaconsfield#Beaconsf
Beckenham#Becks
Bedford#Bedford
Belfast East#BelfastE
Belfast North#BelfastN
Belfast South#BelfastS
Belfast West#BelfastW
Bermondsey & Old Southwark#BOS
Berwick-upon-Tweed#Berwick
Berwickshire, Roxburgh & Selkirk#BRS
Bethnal Green & Bow#BGB
Beverley & Holderness#Beverley
Bexhill & Battle#Bexhill
Bexleyheath & Crayford#Bexleyh
Birkenhead#Birkenhead
Birmingham, Edgbaston#BrumEb
Birmingham, Erdington#BrumEd
Birmingham, Hall Green#BrumHG
Birmingham, Hodge Hill#BrumHH
Birmingham, Ladywood#BrumLw
Birmingham, Northfield#BrumNf
Birmingham, Perry Barr#BrumPB
Birmingham, Selly Oak#BrumSO
Birmingham, Yardley#BrumYd
Bishop Auckland#BishopA
Blackburn#Blackburn
Blackley & Broughton#Blackley
Blackpool North & Cleveleys#BkpN
Blackpool South#BkpS
Blaenau Gwent#BlaenauG
Blaydon#Blaydon
Blyth Valley#BlythVy
Bognor Regis & Littlehampton#BognorR
Bolsover#Bolsover
Bolton North East#BoltonNE
Bolton South East#BoltonSE
Bolton West#BoltonW
Bootle#Bootle
Boston & Skegness#BostonS
Bosworth#Bosworth
Bournemouth East#BournE
Bournemouth West#BournW
Bracknell#Bracknell
Bradford East#BradfordE
Bradford South#BradfordS
Bradford West#BradfordW
Braintree#Braintree
Brecon & Radnorshire#Brecon
Brent Central#BrentC
Brent North#BrentN
Brentford & Isleworth#Brentford
Brentwood & Ongar#Brentwood
Bridgend#Bridgend
Bridgwater & West Somerset#BWS
Brigg & Goole#Brigg
Brighton, Kemptown#BrightonK
Brighton, Pavilion#BrightonP
Bristol East#BristolE
Bristol North West#BristolNW
Bristol South#BristolS
Bristol West#BristolW
Broadland#Broadland
Bromley & Chislehurst#Bromley
Bromsgrove#Bromsgrove
Broxbourne#Broxbourne
Broxtowe#Broxtowe
Buckingham#Bucks
Burnley#Burnley
Burton#Burton
Bury North#BuryN
Bury South#BuryS
Bury St Edmunds#BuryStE
Caerphilly#Caerphilly
Caithness, Sutherland & Easter Ross#CSER
Calder Valley#CalderVy
Camberwell & Peckham#Camberwell
Camborne & Redruth#Camborne
Cambridge#Cambridge
Cannock Chase#CannockCh
Canterbury#Canterbury
Cardiff Central#CardiffC
Cardiff North#CardiffN
Cardiff South & Penarth#CardiffSP
Cardiff West#CardiffW
Carlisle#Carlisle
Carmarthen East & Dinefwr#CarmED
Carmarthen West & South Pembrokeshire#CarmWSP
Carshalton & Wallington#Carsh
Castle Point#CastlePt
Central Ayrshire#CAyrshire
Central Devon#CDevon
Central Suffolk & North Ipswich#CSuffolk
Ceredigion#Ceredigion
Charnwood#Charnwood
Chatham & Aylesford#Chatham
Cheadle#Cheadle
Chelmsford#Chelmsford
Chelsea & Fulham#Chelsea
Cheltenham#Chelts
Chesham & Amersham#Chesham
Chesterfield#Chesterfield
Chichester#Chichester
Chingford & Woodford Green#CWG
Chippenham#Chippenham
Chipping Barnet#ChippingB
Chorley#Chorley
Christchurch#ChristCh
Cities of London & Westminster#CLW
City of Chester#Chester
City of Durham#Durham
Clacton#Clacton
Cleethorpes#Cleeth
Clwyd South#ClwydS
Clwyd West#ClwydW
Coatbridge, Chryston & Bellshill#CCB
Colchester#Colchester
Colne Valley#ColneVy
Congleton#Congleton
Copeland#Copeland
Corby#Corby
Coventry North East#CovNE
Coventry North West#CovNW
Coventry South#CovS
Crawley#Crawley
Crewe & Nantwich#Crewe
Croydon Central#CroydonC
Croydon North#CroydonN
Croydon South#CroydonS
Cumbernauld, Kilsyth & Kirkintilloch East#CKKE
Cynon Valley#CynonVy
Dagenham & Rainham#Dagenham
Darlington#Darlington
Dartford#Dartford
Daventry#Daventry
Delyn#Delyn
Denton & Reddish#Denton
Derby North#DerbyN
Derby South#DerbyS
Derbyshire Dales#DerbyDales
Devizes#Devizes
Dewsbury#Dewsbury
Don Valley#DonVy
Doncaster Central#DoncasterC
Doncaster North#DoncasterN
Dover#Dover
Dudley North#DudleyN
Dudley South#DudleyS
Dulwich & West Norwood#DWN
Dumfries & Galloway#Dumfries
Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale & Tweeddale#DCT
Dundee East#DundeeE
Dundee West#DundeeW
Dunfermline & West Fife#Dunferm
Dwyfor Meirionnydd#DwyforM
Ealing Central & Acton#EalingCA
Ealing North#EalingN
Ealing, Southall#EalingS
Easington#Easington
East Antrim#EAntrim
East Devon#EDevon
East Dunbartonshire#EDunbar
East Ham#EastHam
East Hampshire#EHampshire
East Kilbride, Strathaven & Lesmahagow#EKSL
East Londonderry#ELDerry
East Lothian#ELothian
East Renfrewshire#ERenfrew
East Surrey#ESurrey
East Worthing & Shoreham#EWorthing
East Yorkshire#EYorks
Eastbourne#Eastbourne
Eastleigh#Eastleigh
Eddisbury#Eddisbury
Edinburgh East#EdinE
Edinburgh North & Leith#EdinNL
Edinburgh South#EdinS
Edinburgh South West#EdinSW
Edinburgh West#EdinW
Edmonton#Edmonton
Ellesmere Port & Neston#EllesmerePN
Elmet & Rothwell#ElmetR
Eltham#Eltham
Enfield North#EnfieldN
Enfield, Southgate#EnfieldSg
Epping Forest#EppingF
Epsom & Ewell#Epsom
Erewash#Erewash
Erith & Thamesmead#Erith
Esher & Walton#Esher
Exeter#Exeter
Falkirk#Falkirk
Fareham#Fareham
Faversham & Mid Kent#FMK
Feltham & Heston#Feltham
Fermanagh & South Tyrone#FSTy
Filton & Bradley Stoke#FBS
Finchley & Golders Green#FGG
Folkestone & Hythe#FkH
Forest of Dean#FofDean
Foyle#Foyle
Fylde#Fylde
Gainsborough#Gnsbrgh
Garston & Halewood#Garston
Gateshead#Gateshead
Gedling#Gedling
Gillingham & Rainham#Gillingham
Glasgow Central#GlasgowC
Glasgow East#GlasgowE
Glasgow North#GlasgowN
Glasgow North East#GlasgowNE
Glasgow North West#GlasgowNW
Glasgow South#GlasgowS
Glasgow South West#GlasgowSW
Glenrothes#Glenrothes
Gloucester#Gloucester
Gordon#Gordon
Gosport#Gosport
Gower#Gower
Grantham & Stamford#Grantham
Gravesham#Gravesham
Great Grimsby#GGrimsby
Great Yarmouth#GYarmouth
Greenwich & Woolwich#Greenwich
Guildford#Guildford
Hackney North & Stoke Newington#HackneyN
Hackney South & Shoreditch#HackneyS
Halesowen & Rowley Regis#HRR
Halifax#Halifax
Haltemprice & Howden#HH
Halton#Halton
Hammersmith#Hsmith
Hampstead & Kilburn#Hampstead
Harborough#Harbrgh
Harlow#Harlow
Harrogate & Knaresborough#Harrogate
Harrow East#HarrowE
Harrow West#HarrowW
Hartlepool#Hartlepl
Harwich & North Essex#Harwich
Hastings & Rye#Hastings
Havant#Havant
Hayes & Harlington#Hayes
Hazel Grove#HazelGr
Hemel Hempstead#HemelH
Hemsworth#Hemswth
Hendon#Hendon
Henley#Henley
Hereford & South Herefordshire#HerefordSH
Hertford & Stortford#Hertford
Hertsmere#Hertsmere
Hexham#Hexham
Heywood & Middleton#Heywood
High Peak#HighPeak
Hitchin & Harpenden#Hitchin
Holborn & St Pancras#HolbornStP
Hornchurch & Upminster#Hornch
Hornsey & Wood Green#HWG
Horsham#Horsham
Houghton & Sunderland South#HSS
Hove#Hove
Huddersfield#Huddsf
Huntingdon#Huntingdon
Hyndburn#Hyndburn
Ilford North#IlfordN
Ilford South#IlfordS
Inverclyde#Inverclyde
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch & Strathspey#INBS
Ipswich#Ipswich
Isle of Wight#IsleW
Islington North#IslingN
Islington South & Finsbury#IslingS
Islwyn#Islwyn
Jarrow#Jarrow
Keighley#Keighley
Kenilworth & Southam#Kenilwth
Kensington#Kensing
Kettering#Ketterng
Kilmarnock & Loudoun#Kilmarnock
Kingston & Surbiton#Kingston
Kingston upon Hull East#HullE
Kingston upon Hull North#HullN
Kingston upon Hull West & Hessle#HullW
Kingswood#Kingswood
Kirkcaldy & Cowdenbeath#Kirkcaldy
Knowsley#Knowsley
Lagan Valley#LaganVy
Lanark & Hamilton East#LHE
Lancaster & Fleetwood#Lancs
Leeds Central#LeedsC
Leeds East#LeedsE
Leeds North East#LeedsNE
Leeds North West#LeedsNW
Leeds West#LeedsW
Leicester East#LeicesterE
Leicester South#LeicesterS
Leicester West#LeicesterW
Leigh#Leigh
Lewes#Lewes
Lewisham East#LewishamE
Lewisham West & Penge#LewishamW
Lewisham, Deptford#LewishamD
Leyton & Wanstead#Leyton
Lichfield#Lichfield
Lincoln#Lincoln
Linlithgow & East Falkirk#LEF
Liverpool, Riverside#LiverpRv
Liverpool, Walton#LiverpWn
Liverpool, Wavertree#LiverpWv
Liverpool, West Derby#LiverpWD
Livingston#Livingston
Llanelli#Llanelli
Loughborough#Loughb
Louth & Horncastle#Louth
Ludlow#Ludlow
Luton North#LutonN
Luton South#LutonS
Macclesfield#Maccles
Maidenhead#Maidenh
Maidstone & The Weald#Maidstone
Makerfield#Makerfield
Maldon#Maldon
Manchester Central#MancsC
Manchester, Gorton#MancsG
Manchester, Withington#MancsW
Mansfield#Mansfield
Meon Valley#MeonVy
Meriden#Meriden
Merthyr Tydfil & Rhymney#Merthyr
Mid Bedfordshire#MidBed
Mid Derbyshire#MidDerb
Mid Dorset & North Poole#MidDorset
Mid Norfolk#MidNorfolk
Mid Sussex#MidSussex
Mid Ulster#MidUlster
Mid Worcestershire#MidWorcs
Middlesbrough#Middlesbrgh
Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland#MSEC
Midlothian#Midlothian
Milton Keynes North#MKN
Milton Keynes South#MKS
Mitcham & Morden#Mitcham
Mole Valley#MoleVy
Monmouth#Monmouth
Montgomeryshire#Monty
Moray#Moray
Morecambe & Lunesdale#Morecambe
Morley & Outwood#Morley
Motherwell & Wishaw#Motherwell
Na H-Eileanan An Lar (Western Isles)#NHEAL
Neath#Neath
New Forest East#NForestE
New Forest West#NForestW
Newark#Newark
Newbury#Newbury
Newcastle upon Tyne Central#NuTC
Newcastle upon Tyne East#NuTE
Newcastle upon Tyne North#NuTN
Newcastle-under-Lyme#NuLyme
Newport East#NwptE
Newport West#NwptW
Newry & Armagh#Newry
Newton Abbot#NewtonAb
Normanton, Pontefract & Castleford#NPC
North Antrim#NAntrim
North Ayrshire & Arran#NAyrsh
North Cornwall#NCornwall
North Devon#NDevon
North Dorset#NDorset
North Down#NDown
North Durham#NDurham
North East Bedfordshire#NEBedfsh
North East Cambridgeshire#NECambsh
North East Derbyshire#NEDerbysh
North East Fife#NEFife
North East Hampshire#NEHampsh
North East Hertfordshire#NEHertfsh
North East Somerset#NESomerset
North Herefordshire#NHerefdsh
North Norfolk#NNolfolk
North Shropshire#NShropsh
North Somerset#NSomerset
North Swindon#NSwindon
North Thanet#NThanet
North Tyneside#NTyneside
North Warwickshire#NWarwicksh
North West Cambridgeshire#NWCambsh
North West Durham#NWDurham
North West Hampshire#NWHampsh
North West Leicestershire#NWLeicsh
North West Norfolk#NWNorfolk
North Wiltshire#NWiltsh
Northampton North#NhamtonN
Northampton South#NhamptonS
Norwich North#NorwichN
Norwich South#NorwichS
Nottingham East#NttmE
Nottingham North#NttmN
Nottingham South#NttmS
Nuneaton#Nuneaton
Ochil & South Perthshire#OSP
Ogmore#Ogmore
Old Bexley & Sidcup#OBS
Oldham East & Saddleworth#OldhamE
Oldham West & Royton#OldhamW
Orkney & Shetland#OrkneyShet
Orpington#Orpington
Oxford East#OxfordE
Oxford West & Abingdon#OxfordW
Paisley & Renfrewshire North#PaisleyRN
Paisley & Renfrewshire South#PaisleyRS
Pendle#Pendle
Penistone & Stocksbridge#Penistone
Penrith & The Border#Penrith
Perth & North Perthshire#PerthNP
Peterborough#Peterbrgh
Plymouth, Moor View#PlymMV
Plymouth, Sutton & Devonport#PlymSD
Pontypridd#Ponty
Poole#Poole
Poplar & Limehouse#PoplarLh
Portsmouth North#PortsN
Portsmouth South#PortsS
Preseli Pembrokeshire#PreseliP
Preston#Preston
Pudsey#Pudsey
Putney#Putney
Rayleigh & Wickford#Rayleigh
Reading East#ReadingE
Reading West#ReadingW
Redcar#Redcar
Redditch#Redditch
Reigate#Reigate
Rhondda#Rhondda
Ribble Valley#RibbleVy
Richmond (Yorks)#Richmond
Richmond Park#RichmondP
Rochdale#Rochdale
Rochester & Strood#Rochester
Rochford & Southend East#RSE
Romford#Romford
Romsey & Southampton North#RomseySN
Ross, Skye & Lochaber#RSL
Rossendale & Darwen#RDarwen
Rother Valley#RotherVy
Rotherham#Rotherham
Rugby#Rugby
Ruislip, Northwood & Pinner#RNP
Runnymede & Weybridge#RW
Rushcliffe#Rushcliffe
Rutherglen & Hamilton West#RHW
Rutland & Melton#Rutland
Saffron Walden#SaffronW
Salford & Eccles#SalfordEcc
Salisbury#Salisbury
Scarborough & Whitby#Scarb
Scunthorpe#Scunth
Sedgefield#Sedge
Sefton Central#SeftonC
Selby & Ainsty#Selby
Sevenoaks#7oaks
Sheffield Central#SheffC
Sheffield South East#SheffSE
Sheffield, Brightside & Hillsborough#SheffBH
Sheffield, Hallam#SheffHm
Sheffield, Heeley#SheffHy
Sherwood#Sherwood
Shipley#Shipley
Shrewsbury & Atcham#Shrewsbury
Sittingbourne & Sheppey#Sitting
Skipton & Ripon#Skipton
Sleaford & North Hykeham#SNH
Slough#Slough
Solihull#Solihull
Somerton & Frome#Frome
South Antrim#SAntrim
South Basildon & East Thurrock#SBET
South Cambridgeshire#SCambsh
South Derbyshire#SDerbysh
South Dorset#SDorset
South Down#SDown
South East Cambridgeshire#SECambsh
South East Cornwall#SECornwall
South Holland & The Deepings#SHTD
South Leicestershire#SLeicsh
South Norfolk#SNorfolk
South Northamptonshire#SNhants
South Ribble#SRibble
South Shields#SShields
South Staffordshire#SStafford
South Suffolk#SSuffolk
South Swindon#SSwindon
South Thanet#SThanet
South West Bedfordshire#SWBedfsh
South West Devon#SWDevon
South West Hertfordshire#SWHerts
South West Norfolk#SWNorfolk
South West Surrey#SWSurrey
South West Wiltshire#SWWiltsh
Southampton, Itchen#ShampI
Southampton, Test#ShampT
Southend West#SouthendW
Southport#Southport
Spelthorne#Spelthorne
St. Albans#StAlbans
St. Austell & Newquay#StAustell
St. Helens North#StHelensN
St. Helens South & Whiston#StHelensS
St. Ives#StIves
Stafford#Stafford
Staffordshire Moorlands#StaffordshM
Stalybridge & Hyde#Stalybridge
Stevenage#Stevenage
Stirling#Stirling
Stockport#Stockport
Stockton North#StocktonN
Stockton South#StocktonS
Stoke-on-Trent Central#SoTC
Stoke-on-Trent North#SoTN
Stoke-on-Trent South#SoTS
Stone#Stone
Stourbridge#Stourbridge
Strangford#Strangford
Stratford-on-Avon#Stratford
Streatham#Streatham
Stretford & Urmston#SUrmston
Stroud#Stroud
Suffolk Coastal#SuffolkCo
Sunderland Central#SunderlandC
Surrey Heath#SurreyH
Sutton & Cheam#SuttonCh
Sutton Coldfield#SuttonCf
Swansea East#SwanseaE
Swansea West#SwanseaW
Tamworth#Tamworth
Tatton#Tatton
Taunton Deane#TauntonD
Telford#Telford
Tewkesbury#Tewkesbury
The Cotswolds#Cotswolds
The Wrekin#Wrekin
Thirsk & Malton#Thirsk
Thornbury & Yate#Thornbury
Thurrock#Thurrock
Tiverton & Honiton#Tiverton
Tonbridge & Malling#Tonbridge
Tooting#Tooting
Torbay#Torbay
Torfaen#Torfaen
Torridge & West Devon#Torridge
Totnes#Totnes
Tottenham#Tottenham
Truro & Falmouth#Truro
Tunbridge Wells#TWells
Twickenham#Twickers
Tynemouth#Tynmouth
Upper Ban#UpperBan
Uxbridge & South Ruislip#USR
Vale of Clwyd#VoClwyd
Vale of Glamorgan#VoGlam
Vauxhall#Vauxhall
Wakefield#Wakefield
Wallasey#Wallasey
Walsall North#WalsallN
Walsall South#WalsallS
Walthamstow#Walthamstow
Wansbeck#Wansbeck
Wantage#Wantage
Warley#Warley
Warrington North#WarringN
Warrington South#WarringS
Warwick & Leamington#Warwick
Washington & Sunderland West#Washington
Watford#Watford
Waveney#Waveney
Wealden#Wealdon
Weaver Vale#WeaverV
Wellingborough#Wellingbr
Wells#Wells
Welwyn Hatfield#Welwyn
Wentworth & Dearne#Wentwth
West Aberdeenshire & Kincardine#WAK
West Bromwich East#WBromE
West Bromwich West#WBromW
West Dorset#WDorset
West Dunbartonshire#WDunbar
West Ham#WestHam
West Lancashire#WLancs
West Suffolk#WSuffolk
West Tyrone#WTyrone
West Worcestershire#WWorcs
Westminster North#WestminsterN
Westmorland & Lonsdale#Wmorland
Weston-Super-Mare#WSM
Wigan#Wigan
Wimbledon#Womble
Winchester#Winchester
Windsor#Windsor
Wirral South#WirralS
Wirral West#WirralW
Witham#Witham
Witney#Witney
Woking#Woking
Wokingham#Wokingham
Wolverhampton North East#WolvNE
Wolverhampton South East#WolvSE
Wolverhampton South West#WolvSW
Worcester#Worcester
Workington#Workington
Worsley & Eccles South#Worsley
Worthing West#WorthingW
Wrexham#Wrexham
Wycombe#Wycombe
Wyre & Preston North#WyrePN
Wyre Forest#WyreFrst
Wythenshawe & Sale East#WSE
Yeovil#Yeovil
Ynys Môn#YnysMon
York Central#YorkC
York Outer#YorkO

2 comments:

Eoghan said...

Hampstead & Kilburn already has #handk

Good thinking though. It's a fundamental weakness of Twitter. It's not jsut politics either - all kinds of conversations and industries are getting fragmented by multiple hashtags which nobody knows where to go.

@molesworth_1 said...

I agree with Eoghan above that the multiplicity of hashtags around a single subject can be a problem & this idea of standardising tags for various constituencies is a useful move.
When it comes to the 'general' tag for the election, however, I cannot fathom the preference of #ge2010 over #ge10. Why take another two characters out of the 'sacred 140'? I mean, it's not as if anyone is going to get confused about which century is being referred to, is it?