All of a Twitter but not in a flap, Labour’s media tsar rises to Noble’s joke

Kerry McCarthy fields deluge of questions after Twitter challenge by TV comic Ross Noble (Compliments of Guardian)

Labour‘s “Twitter tsar” was swamped with hundreds of irreverent messages on the social media site yesterday after comedian Ross Noble launched a campaign which saw her bombarded with questions.


Kerry McCarthy, MP for Bristol East, was made the government’s new media campaigns spokeswoman in August, and was named the most influential MP on Twitter earlier this year. McCarthy who has more than 4,000 followers on the site, has declared that next year’s election will be the first “new media election”.

Yesterday she was given a taste of what her colleagues can expect when Noble, who has almost 30,000 followers, cajoled Twitter users into messaging McCarthy, who tweets under @KerryMP.

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