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article imageDavid Cameron joins Twitter

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By Tim Sandle
Oct 6, 2012 in Politics
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U.K. Prime Minster David Cameron, Leader of the Conservative Party and head of the ConDem coalition, has joined the social networking site Twitter.
For those who like to read tweets and tweet themselves, or who wish to read the musings of the U.K. Prime Minister and read official 'spin', then good news has arrived across the Internet: the U.K. Prime Minister has joined Twitter. Previously, any tweets reputedly coming from Mr Cameron were published via the @Number10gov label, the official feed for the Prime Minister's office.
In reality, may of the tweets will be from the Prime Minister's official office, staffed by advisers rather than direct from David Cameron himself. So those expecting to read a 142 character dig by Cameron about his Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg (who is from a formerly rival political party the Liberal Democrats) or taking a pop at erstwhile rival Boris Johnson, will be disappointed.
In his first tweet, @David_Cameron, the Prime Minister focused on this week's Conservative Party conference, when he wrote: "I'm starting Conference with this new Twitter feed about my role as Conservative Leader. I promise there won't be 'too many tweets...'".
In terms of who David Cameron has elected to follow, the BBC notes that Cameron is following four people: William Hague, the Foreign Secretary; Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London; Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt; and the Conservative Party's own twitter feed.
Cameron's second second tweet was of more interest, when the Tory Leader wrote: "Today I met the nursing team at the John Radcliffe Hospital, and announced £140m to help their work across the country pic.twitter.com/Ztw8c99N".
At the time of writing, the two tweets represent the sum total of the U.K. Prime Minister's notes of wisdom, although more illuminating comments are sure to follow. Despite the limited activity, Cameron has picked up over 63,000 followers.
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