Cabinet minister Grant Shapps is responsible for the Conservatives’ election campaign. As well as maintaining some odd Twitter habits.
Shapps has a tendency to follow hundreds of Twitter users in a short period of time, apparently in the hope that they follow him back. But don’t get comfortable - you could find yourself unfollowed by Shapps at short notice. Only to be followed again. And then possibly unfollowed once more.
The practice has been going on since at least 2010. In the process he’s hit almost 75,000 followers – putting him up there with the leaders of the UK’s political parties.
It’s also resulted in a lot of confused people:
You too can follow Grant Shapps on Twitter.
We can’t guarantee he’ll follow back.