As the result of the first vote settles in, there is a massive majority of conversation on twitter about Boris – accounting for almost 4 out of every 5 messages although difficult to find many in support of him as a potential Prime Minister. The most popular emoji relating to Boris was the “litter in bin” sign – implying a “Bin Boris” message and many of the posts referred to examples of bigotry.
Highest engagement was for @Number10cat announcing his intention to run as a serious candidate alongside BJ.
Next most talked about was Rory Stewart – despite polling a low vote, he remains the choice of moderates in the party (and remainers as the best of a bad lot).
Sajid Javid was next on the list, mainly around his exclusion from the state banquet with @realDonaldTrump, which saw him well placed as the outsider candidate for the job, despite being a millionaire banker.
Overall, drugs have been the theme of the week, with politicians everywhere queuing up to confess their guilty secrets – oh for the days of Theresa May running through a field of wheat.
With the next vote on Tuesday, we’ll be updating you on the sentiment on Twitter – watch this space.