Twitter has been in the media far too much recently as it continues to become much more mainstream. There are now an estimated 5,000-10,000 new followers joining Twitter every day.

My colleague Paul Crouch has been compiling some information on the Twitter users from Yorkshire for a project he is working on and I thought it could be useful to people looking for Yorkshire users. The list he has generated has more than 500 users, so I have just taken the top 50 as of today.

Please be aware this isn’t a definitive list and the situation changes by the second – so it can never be fully up-to-date. It has been compiled using Twitterholic. Paul selected each of the main towns and cities in Yorkshire and printed lists of these and then combined them. He then sorted the lists by the amount of followers. As there isn’t a system which calculates users by region this is about as accurate he could get at present without inserting every single village and town name. It still took several hours to compile and sort but please accept my apologies if we have missed anyone off. Please feel free to add yourself to this list by adding a comment below clearly stating how many followers you have and where you are based.

Don’t worry if you didn’t make it I only made a lowly 32nd place anyway.


RankName (screen name)Followers
1Chris Spooner (chrisspooner)2,138
2thefluffanutta (thefluffanutta)1,716
3Anna Farmery (Engagingbrand)1,347
4Patrick Altoft (patrickaltoft)1,306
5Darren Cronian (travelrants)1,194
6tonybeach (tonybeach)1,135
7Bullying UK (bullyinguk)1,041
8amandafazani (amandafazani)1,012
9Stuart Bruce (stuartbruce)972
10Jed Hallam (jedhallam)805
11Edd Dumbill (edd)737
12Jonathan (sharpendtrain)685
13Jonic (jonic)637
14Imran Ali (imran)566
15Susanna Bellini (Susanna777)533
16Community Media Assn (community_media)532
17andymurd (andymurd)513
18Melise Jones (melisej)503
19Ramin (ramin987)463
20Thehodge (Thehodge)439
21Carla Marshall (Mousebox)408
22technicavita (technicavita)398
23watfordgap (watfordgap)372
24Greywulf (greywulf)327
25Caius Durling (Caius)319
26Mat Murray (matmurray)311
27Jen Goodison (jenjeng)297
28Adam Taha (adamtaha)290
29Ian Ibbotson (ianibbo)290
30Stanton (stanton)284
31Heather Fenoughty (hethfen)278
32chris_norton (chris_norton)278
33Footballonthetv (Footballonthetv)266
34Stuart Grimshaw (Stubbs)257
35James Lunn (jameslunn)256
36Peer Lawther (peerlawther)249
37Aden Davies (aden_76)239
38Jalada (jalada)
39James Ward (jamesward)221
40jaycousins (jaycousins)209
41richard (giantrat)204
42Mohsin (mohsin)201
43ALSN The_real_R2D2 (the_real_r2d2)197
44Kev Campbell-Wright (kevupnorth)196
45Lorna Mitchell (lornajane)194
46Andrew Middleton (amiddlet50)189
47Ian Traynor (Ian_Traynor)187
48Sam Oakley (samoakley)184
49Steve Cogan (SteveCogan)184
50Joanne Morley (Joanne_Morley)183

About Chris Norton

Chris Norton is the founder of Prohibition and an award winning communications consultant with more than twenty years’ experience. He was a lecturer at Leeds Beckett University and has had a varied PR career having worked both in-house and in a number of large consultancies. He is an Integrated PR and social media blogger and writes on a wide variety of blogs across a huge amount of topics from digital marketing, social media marketing right through to technology and crisis management.