‘Twitterstorm’ reveals extent of support
A ‘Twitterstorm’ to demonstrate the level of support for ex-miner Ian Lavery to stand for the left in the Labour Party leadership contest has seen the #Lavery4Leader hashtag enter the top ten UK trends within the first forty-five minutes or so of its launch:
The hashtag reached around 2,400 tweets per hour in its first hour and, according to its organisers, continues to climb:
The big former pitman has not yet announced his candidacy, but also has not said that he will not be standing. Pressure continues to mount for him to join the contest.
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