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Which Tory Leadership Candidate Has The Best Instagram Game?

The Tories haven t the best reputation when it comes to Instagram, the party s 2017 being an object lesson in how not to do social media. But times change, and so do party leaders. For candidates in the ongoing Conservative race to replace Theresa May, their online presence is an opportunity to provide us with an insight into their psyche.So here s how the ten contenders stack up on the photo-sharing platform.Boris JohnsonThe former foreign secretary, and current frontrunner, has a blue tick, but his posts lack the Juno filter finesse that Instagram craves.What s more, Johnson seems to struggle to look directly into the correct camera. Posts: 41Followers: 28,500Verified: YesAward: Best hi-vis View this post on InstagramA post shared by Boris Johnson (@borisjohnsonmp) on Apr 26, 2019 at 10:28am PDTRunner-up: Best dog Luna, from Peterborough View this post on InstagramA post shared by Boris Johnson (@borisjohnsonmp) on May 31, 2019 at 11:05am PDTMichael GoveThe environment secretary s Instagram account is lightly branded, and includes the hashtag #Gove4PM .But he has few followers and his photos lack a personal quality. It s all business here.Posts: 31Followers: 2,739Verified: NoAward: Best for the planet banning plastic straws View this post on InstagramA post shared by Michael Gove MP (@michael.gove.mp) on May 22, 2019 at 1:32am PDTJeremy HuntThe foreign secretary might not have a sizeable following either, but he uses his account to boast of his encounters with celebs.An impressive array of A-listers adorn his feed, including Amal Clooney, Angelina Jolie, Prince William, and, well, Donald Trump.Posts: 83Followers: 3,422Verified: YesAward: Hollywood Hall of Fame View this post on InstagramA post shared by Jeremy Hunt (@jeremyhuntmp) on Nov 23, 2018 at 10:49am PST View this post on InstagramA post shared by Jeremy Hunt (@jeremyhuntmp) on Dec 14, 2018 at 5:37am PST View this post on InstagramA post shared by Jeremy Hunt (@jeremyhuntmp) on Oct 12, 2018 at 9:12am PDT View this post on InstagramA post shared by Jeremy Hunt (@jeremyhuntmp) on Jun 3, 2019 at 4:52am PDTMark HarperNot on Insta.Rory StewartSocial media star Stewart has an eclectic feed which champions his walking tour of Britain.Posts: 286Followers: 7,140Verified: YesAward: The great outdoors green fields and blue skies a plenty View this post on InstagramA post shared by Rory Stewart (@rorystewartuk) on Apr 21, 2019 at 9:58am PDTAndrea LeadsomAn Insta enthusiast, Leadsom posts frequently about her family in a proud mum sort of way.Her posts are incredibly wholesome and include the hashtags #loveAutumn and #lovefamilyholidays .Posts: 192Followers: 3,288Verified: YesAward: Best doggo with the lovely Lottie beating out Boris Johnson s entry View this post on InstagramA post shared by Andrea Leadsom MP (@andrealeadsom) on Apr 6, 2019 at 9:39am PDTMatt HancockAs a former culture secretary, you d think Hancock would be the envy of colleagues with his Insta game. And with 571 posts, he s the most prolific user of the top contenders.The health secretary s feed also includes some rather seductive shots of scrumptious-looking food, but we re just not sure about the calorie count.Posts: 571Followers: 3,952Verified: YesAward: Masterchef View this post on InstagramA post shared by Matt Hancock (@matthancockmp) on Apr 19, 2019 at 8:42am PDT View this post on InstagramA post shared by Matt Hancock (@matthancockmp) on Apr 15, 2019 at 6:38am PDTSajid JavidThe home secretary s Insta shows he loves a good grin and thumbs up photo.But Javid s feed lacks a community feel he doesn t reply to numerous comments asking about visa applications.Posts: 234Followers: 5,693Verified: YesAward: Best #tenyearchallenge View this post on InstagramA post shared by Sajid Javid (@sajidjavidmp) on Jan 25, 2019 at 4:04am PSTEsther McVey Since arriving on Instagram two weeks ago, McVey has gained 672 followers.But the small readership has done little to dissuade her and her team from throwing themselves into producing content for the feed.Posts: 18Followers: 672Verified: YesAward: Best newcomer View this post on InstagramA post shared by Esther McVey (@esthermcvey) on Jun 11, 2019 at 6:18am PDTDominic RaabNot on Insta.Related... Why Jacob Rees-Mogg s Instagram Account Should Break The Internet Instagram To Trial Hiding ‘Likes’ The Queen Has Posted On Instagram For The First Time

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