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This is the authors' accepted manuscript of an article that has been published in its final definitive form by Bristol University Press, 2019.
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We aimed to explore the extent to which women and men politicians tweet about different issues. We captured 82,890 tweets sent by Labour and Conservative politicians during the 2017 British General Election campaign, analysed 38,255 original tweets and identified 7,651 tweets which mentioned a political issue. We also qualitatively analysed 210 tweets to better understand content, tone and orientation of content. We suggest that gender and party, both together and separately, exert some influence on tweet topic. However, we also suggest that the particular interests of individual politicians play a role in determining the focus of their issue-based tweets.
Author(s): Ross K, Jansen M, van de Wijngaert L
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: European Journal of Politics and Gender
Print publication date: 01/09/2019
Online publication date: 10/09/2019
Acceptance date: 25/04/2019
Date deposited: 03/10/2019
ISSN (print): 2515-1088
ISSN (electronic): 2515-1096
Publisher: Bristol University Press
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