Year In Review 2012: The Best And Worst Politicians' Tweets

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Politicians really like to Tweet. And we really like to screengrab what they say and write stories about them. Here are some of the best, and worst, tweets of 2012.

David Cameron joined Twitter and was trolled immediately by everyone.

David Cameron
I'm starting Conference with this new Twitter feed about my role as Conservative Leader. I promise there won't be "too many tweets..."

Michael Fabriant quit as a government whip allowing him to speak freely for the first time in ages. He joined Twitter and was a delight.

Michael Fabricant
This bisexual turkey thing is a serious issue. What is the Church's stance on it? Are they still allowed for Christmas?Can I marry a turkey?

Everyone loved the Olympic Opening Ceremony apart from Aidan Burley.

Aidan Burley MP
Thank God the athletes have arrived! Now we can move on from leftie multi-cultural crap. Bring back red arrows, Shakespeare and the Stones!

Welsh secretary David Jones definitely did not inform the world that he had just been promoted to the cabinet on Twitter by mistake.

David Jones
Well I'll be darned

Alec Shelbrooke MP, Northern Island minister. Dam.

Alec Shelbrooke
Delighted to have followed Mike Penning to Northern Island as his PPS

Alec Shelbrooke
Dam you auto correct. Northern Ireland not Island!!!!

George Galloway was elected the MP for Blackburn, wait no, for Bradford. Or something. It was a 'B' town anyway.


Ed Miliband was eating a sandwich and got confused.


Chris Heaton-Harris for the LOLZ.

Chris Heaton-Harris
A friend wished me a Merry Christmas today. A bit early, but then his wife told me that he does suffer from premature congratulation.

Sorry, Tulisa.

Ed Balls
Sorry Tulisa, but Carly Rae-Jepsen's Call Me Maybe' was THE song of 2012 -Factor

Nadine Dorries went into the I'm A Celeb jungle and her daughter took over her Twitter account.

Nadine Dorries MP
Oh hi, yeah just doing a bug burial, totally norm, dead casual....

But Louise Mensch, who quit parliament to move to New York with her family, was not impressed.

Louise Mensch
Perhaps whilst in the Jungle Nadine could be set the task of finding the plot.

And in the United States President Obama made fun of Clint Eastwood and then won an election.

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