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Why it’s Stella Creasy, not Jeremy Corbyn, who is at the centre of Labour’s Twitter network

Before the election, Jeremy Corbyn was the most "central" member of the PLP. Now, Stella Creasy has overtaken him. Why?

By Nicholas Blincoe & Robert Blincoe  

Data taken from twitter reveals that it is Stella Creasy, not Jeremy Corbyn, who is at the centre of the PLP. Photo: PA/Prospect composite

It is hard to argue with the fact that Jeremy Corbyn’s position as leader of the Labour Party was strengthened by his performance in the June 2017 election. However, social media reveals a different story.

An analysis of the way Twitter is used within the Parliamentary Labour Party reveals how a Corbyn-agnostic network has coalesced around a group of women within the PLP.

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