The UK’s biggest Twitter trends of 2015

The SNP figured highly in this year's Twitter trends. Picture: Jane Barlow
The SNP figured highly in this year's Twitter trends. Picture: Jane Barlow
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Twitter in the UK was dominated by the general election in 2015, data revealed by Twitter has shown.

The top four hashtags relating to politics were all linked to the general election, while Jeremy Corbyn’s election as Labour leader also featured heavily.

UK’S TOP TWITTER TRENDS

1. #GE2015

2. #LeadersDebate

3. #UKIP

4. #Labour

5. #Syria

6. #SNP

7. #Leadership

8. #EU

9. #BBCDebate

10. #Corbyn

In sport, the Rugby World Cup, hosted by England, was the biggest trend, with Formula One second as Lewis Hamilton won his third World Championship. Hashtags for The FA Cup, Premier League and Champions League completed the top five.

UK’S TOP SPORT TRENDS

1. #RWC2015

2. #F1

3. #FACup

4. #BPL

5. #UCL

6. #Wimbledon

7. #WWE

8. #DeadlineDay

9. #ENG

10. #FIFA

UK’S MOST-MENTIONED PLACES

London topped the list of the most mentioned places, with Essex, and its seaside town of Southend, also in the top three.

1. #London

2. #Essex

3. #Southend

4. #Manchester

5. #Scotland

6. #Leeds

7. #Birmingham

8. #Liverpool

9. #Brighton

10. #Edinburgh