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Updated list of UK Local Councils Twitter Accounts – 22nd July 2009

Spreadsheet for this table can be found here which is in alphabetical order.

ATTENTION: You can now update your own local council details at LGEO Research’s Wiki Page! Please find latest updates there.

Notes made on 22nd July 2009 (124 councils on twitter to date)

Welcoming new tweep – @BCCNewsRoom

Notes made on 13th July 2009 (123 councils on twitter to date)

Welcome new tweeps – Cumbria County Council, South Oxfordshire DC, Dover District Council, Eden Council, Vale Council, Newark & Sherwood DC, Wycombe District Council, London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, Elmbridge BC, Sheffield City Council, South Ayrshire Council, Clacks Council, Thanet Council, Rotherham MBC, Gateshead Council, Wyre Borough Council, East Renfrewshire Council, and Cambs CC Elections

Notes made on 24th April 2009

Welcome new tweeps – @TamesideCouncil@DerbyCCJobs, @EdinburghCC & @North_Warks_BC

Notes made on 11th April 2009

Wow, 101 UK Local Council Twitter Accounts! Well done. Welcome 3 new councils @StockportMBC, @ENCouncil and @LewesDC

Notes made on 9th April 2009

3 new councils have joined twitter. Please welcome @falkirkcouncil , @SolihullCouncil and @SouthHams_DC.

Notes made on 3rd April 2009

Its been a while since I’ve updated this list. Much to my surprise the numbers of council on twitter has doubled since the last time I looked. Hopefully by end of the year all local councils will have a twitter account. I’m very interested to learn how you are using your twitter accounts so please do leave your comments on your experiences with twitter. Good or bad! We all want to learn form each other. And if you have any great annecdotes, why not share those too!

Would like to thank the people behind @uklocalcouncils; Mr @barryearnshaw and Mr Glenn Taggart for the fabulous work of gathering all uk local council twitter accounts under one roof.  Your work is truly helpful to many people like me and we thank you for your time and dedication to compile and update the UK local council twitter accounts. You’re a life saver! So if you’d like to keep up with the every growing list of UK local councils on twitter, don’t forget to start following @uklocalcouncils &  Mr @barryearnshaw on twitter!


Here is the Twitterleague of followers

About Liz Azyan

Liz is a CREATIVE digital professional dedicated to helping individuals, governments and businesses realize their digital goals. She offers digital consultancy services on her website Liz is also a Google Fellowship Recipient (individuals selected based on their work and initiative in the arenas of technology, politics and social entrepreneurship), an invited expert panel on the Guardian’s Public Leader Network and has spoken at many public events and conferences on the subject of digital engagement.


  1. Dan Slee, Walsall Council

    Great list. As anyone who is doing this will know it’s like looking for a needle in a haystack at times tracing local authorities across Twitter.

    Can I add @walsallcouncil to your list?

  2. Really interesting list. Good to see so many councils are now using this technology. We are using it to promote news, events and job vacancies as well as direct people to our website.

    Could I also add that @KnowsleyCouncil now has 134 followers, as we weren’t listed on the legaue table?

    It will be interesting to see how fast the number of councils on twitter continues to rise.

    • Hi Gemma,
      Thanks for sharing the information. Its certainly very interesting for me to find out how you are using Twitter. I’ve already added @KnowsleyCouncil to the Twitterleague. It will now be automatically updated everytime you get new followers. I’m also interested to see how fast the number rises. 😉 – Liz

  3. Thanks – can you add London Borough of Sutton to future lists @lbsuttonnews

  4. Can you add Falkirk Council (@falkirkcouncil) to this list also, thanks.

    • Hi Paul,
      Thanks for letting me know! 🙂 I’ve just added your council to the list. So what made you decide to start a twitter account for your council? How do you plan to use it?


  5. Hope you don’t mind but I’ve mentioned this article on a blog post on my site (see

    David G. Paul’s last blog post..Jadu CMS reveals Twitter client

  6. Any chance of adding ourselves, East Renfrewshire Council, to your next update. Our twitter address is @EastRen

    Also, looking for any tips on geo targeting to source and identify residents in our area or nearby who are using twitter.


  7. Ooh, the list seems to have disappeared?!

    • Hi Gemma,
      It seems that there is something wrong with twitterleague. Thanks for letting me know. I’ve tried to fix this but it just doesn’t work for now. Once its fixed I will let you know.


      Liz Azyan

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    RT @ukeig @liz_azyan’s list of UK local council’s using Twitter [link to post]

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    RT @Liz_Azyan: LGEO Research Data Update: Updated list of UK Local Councils Twitter Accounts – 13th July 2009 [link to post] 🙂

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  10. Hi Liz,

    Can you add Cambridgeshire’s feed which was used before, during and after the county elections to communicate updates?



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    @Philbradley The data’s all on @liz_azyan blog The twtter list is at [link to post]

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  12. Thanks for the list – really useful.

    Please could you add Birmingham City Council’s virtual newsroom @BCCNewsRoom to the list.



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    Local Authority Twitter accounts [link to post]

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    RT @Liz_Azyan: Updated list of UK Local Councils Twitter Accounts – 22nd July 2009 [link to post] #psfbuzz

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    RT @Liz_Azyan: Updated list of UK Local Councils Twitter Accounts – 22nd July 2009 [link to post] < < thanks Liz, v useful – Posted using Chat Catcher

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    @lauracuttiford thanks 4 the tip! Twitter accounts of UK Public Local Councils [link to post]

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    Useful to see which Local Authority’s have twitter accounts: RT [link to post] (via @eOfficeBham)

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  19. It is great to see the goverment on Twitter and communicating with the public with all these twitter accounts.

  20. The latest list doesn’t include Telford & Wrekin Council – @TelfordWrekin, which has well over 700 followers.

    Luke. Tweeple is apparently undergoing a rebuild and your link is unobtainable. Is it held anywhere else?

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