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    Grant Shapps, The Tory MP Trying To Deal With His Party's UKIP Defections And Sexting Scandal, Is Following A Porn Star On Twitter

    His Twitter follows are anything but conservative.

    Grant Shapps is the Conservative MP for Welwyn Hatfield. He's also the chairman of the Conservative Party and heading up #team2015, the party's social media campaigning strategy for next's years elections.

    Luke Macgregor / Reuters

    Here he is on the first day of the Conservative Party Conference, trying to deflect attention from one Tory MP's defection to UKIP, and another's sexting scandal.

    Shapps urged voters to focus on the Conservative Party's economic plans, as opposed to MP Brooks Newmark "exposing himself while wearing a pair of paisley pyjamas."

    But the real reason to love Grant Shapps is his interesting approach to Twitter.

    He's currently following over 27 thousand people on Twitter, a feat likely to have been accomplished with the help of a Twitter bot which rapidly follows unsuspecting Twitter users. This has led to much confusion among ordinary Brits in the past.

    So who's part of the not-very-exclusive club of Grant Shapps' followees? There are plenty of people you'd expect, like politicians and journalists.

    But he also follows people who really don't like the Tories.

    And a few charming members of the EDL.

    And this Texan man, whose tweets are so aggressively racist that they're not worth sharing here.

    Twitter: @sstrople

    But check him out here if you'd like a taste of what pops up in Shapps' Twitter feed from time to time.

    Shapps also follows a few animals, including this dog, and this aristocratic Russian Blue cat.

    Probably to break up the racists in his Twitterfeed.

    He used to follow this VERY ANGRY SEAGULL, but doesn't anymore.

    Twitter: @search

    Please note: He still follows several racists.

    Oh yeah, and he follows this porn star.

    Twitter: @grantshapps

    Although she appears to prefer "porn slut".

    And this Sussex-based dominatrix.

    He also follows this erotic writer.

    Twitter: @grantshapps

    Her latest novel is titled The Trouble with Beauty.

    Stay sassy, Grant Shapps MP.

    Darren Staples / Reuters

    Though you might want to sort out your Twitter problem.

    BuzzFeed has reached out to Shapps' team for comment.

    UPDATE:

    Shapps no longer follows the porn star, dominatrix or erotic writer.

    He still follows @EtonOldBoys, the EDL guy, the aggressively racist Texan, and assorted animals.

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