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11 Times MPs Could Have Really Used The New House Of Commons Social Media Advice

20/07/2015 13:05 BST | Updated 20/07/2015 13:59 BST

When it comes to gaffes on social media, politicians have proved themselves no better than ordinary punters, and in many cases, worse.

Tirades on Twitter have led to shadow ministers being forced to resign, councillors ejected from their parties, and even whole days being created in honour of one miscalculated message.

Clearly the Commons has cottoned on to the dangers of letting MPs loose on Twitter, and so commissioned a 5,500-word report on how to avoid unnecessary blunders.

With such tips as 'never tweet while drunk!' and 'apply the 60 second rule and wait one minute before pressing the tweet button', these tips are sure to come in handy for our new parliamentary intake.

In lieu of its release, here's eleven times MPs could have really used some of that new social media advice.

8 Times MPs Could Have Really Used New House Of Commons Social Media Advice - Twitter Gaffes