A poster reading "Vote Green Party" on the back of a chair

Every month Bright Green takes a look at Greens on social media, breaking down who has the most followers in the UK’s Green Parties with a rolling league table. We set out who’s up and who’s down, while also providing analysis of why some people are making more of a splash than others. To make the cut in the Green League, someone must:

  • Be a member of at least one of the UK’s Green Parties (the Scottish Greens, Green Party in Northern Ireland, or Green Party of England and Wales)
  • Have at least 25,000 followers across all their social media channels (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and TikTok, Mastodon and Threads), or have at least 20,000 followers on a single social media channel.
  • Where an individual has more than one account on the same platform, we have only included the followers on the account they primarily use for their work within the UK’s Green Parties.

Who made it into the November 2023 Green League?

19 people made it into November 2023’s Green League, up one on October. Tom Scott – the Green Party of England and Wales campaigns coordinator – has made it into the league by virtue of surpassing 20,000 followers on Twitter. He is the first new entry on the league table since his party’s co-leader Carla Denyer made the cut several months ago.

Meanwhile, Green MP Caroline Lucas still tops the table, with over 500,000 more followers across all her channels than second placed Natalie Bennett. Co-leader of the Scottish Greens Patrick Harvie remains the highest placed Scot, and along with former MEP Magid Magid he makes up the four Greens with over 100,000 followers.

Who’s up and who’s down?

Alongside Scott’s addition to the league, there was one other change in the rankings this month. Having leapfrogged Jean Lambert last month, Green Party of England and Wales co-leader Carla Denyer continues her ascent up the table. This month she’s overtaken the journalist Adam Ramsay to take the 16th spot.

While their increases haven’t changed the order of the table, Green Party of England and Wales deputy leader Zack Polanski and Green MP Caroline Lucas join Denyer as the three Greens who added more than 1,000 followers in the last month. Other Greens with big increases in their following were Green peer Jenny Jones and Jeremy Corbyn’s former spokesperson Matt Zarb Cousin.

Looking at individual platforms, Scottish Greens MSP Ross Greer remains the most followed Green on TikTok by a substantial margin. He has almost 2,000 more followers than second placed Natalie Bennett. Patrick Harvie remains ahead on Mastodon, with over 5,500 followers, almost double that of second placed Molly Scott Cato. Caroline Lucas has the most followers across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Threads. On the latter, she has over 28,000 followers – more than six times more than second placed Magid Magid.

Below the 18 who made into the table, there’s still a fair bit of movement. The Green most likely to enter our league in future months is Maggie Chapman MSP, who has more than 22,000 followers across all her social media channels. She was also one of this month’s biggest growers, adding more than 1,000 followers.

Green Party of England and Wales global solidarity spokesperson Carne Ross saw the second biggest growth outside of the top 18. The growth on Ross’ channels has come as he has taken on an increasingly prominent role responding to Israel’s siege and bombardment of Gaza.

The Green League – Full table, November 2023

  1. Caroline Lucas – 814,500 followers (-) (TwitterFacebookInstagramThreads)
  2. Natalie Bennett – 235,000 followers (-) (TwitterFacebookInstagramTikTok)
  3. Magid Magid – 167,500 followers (-) (TwitterFacebookInstagramThreads)
  4. Patrick Harvie – 123,000 followers (-) (TwitterFacebookInstagramMastodonThreads)
  5. Jenny Jones – 89,000 followers (-) (TwitterFacebookInstagram)
  6. Molly Scott Cato – 84,500 followers (-) (TwitterFacebookInstagramMastodonThreads)
  7. Sian Berry – 83,500 followers (-) (TwitterFacebookInstagramMastodon)
  8. Amelia Womack – 66,500 followers (-) (TwitterFacebookInstagramTikTokThreads)
  9. Ross Greer – 65,000 followers (-) (TwitterFacebookInstagramTikTok)
  10. Jonathan Bartley – 61,500 followers (-) (TwitterFacebookInstagram)
  11. Matt Zarb-Cousin – 59,500 followers (-) (TwitterInstagramTikTokMastodonThreads)
  12. Rupert Read – 48,500 followers (-) (TwitterFacebookInstagramTikTokThreads)
  13. Lorna Slater – 37,000 followers (-) (TwitterFacebookInstagramMastodonThreads)
  14. Caroline Russell – 35,500 followers (-) (TwitterFacebookInstagramMastodonThreads)
  15. Zack Polanski – 35,000 followers (-) (TwitterFacebookInstagramTikTokMastodonThreads)
  16. Carla Denyer – 30,500 (+1) (TwitterFacebookInstagram)
  17. Adam Ramsay – 30,000 followers (-1) (TwitterInstagram)
  18. Jean Lambert – 28,500 followers (-) (TwitterFacebook)
  19. Tom Scott – 21,000 followers (NEW) (Twitter, Mastodon)

Think someone is missing from this list? Let us know in the comments below or on TwitterFacebookInstagramMastodon or Threads.

Note that all follower counts listed above are rounded to the nearest 500. All data should be accurate as of 13 November 2023.

PS. We hope you enjoyed this article. Bright Green has got big plans for the future to publish many more articles like this. You can help make that happen. Please donate to Bright Green now donate to Bright Green now.

Image credit: Jon Craig – Creative Commons