Boris Voted Coolest Politician
Published on May 07 2013
Boris Johnson, Mayor of London, has picked up an award for the ‘Coolest Politician’ on Twitter. Boris, who regularly tweets from the social media site using the handle @MayorofLondon, took the top honours in heat’s Twitter Awards.
Amassing thousands of public votes, The Mayor trounced rival tweeters including Prime Minister David Cameron, former Deputy PM John Prescott and Mike Crockart, Liberal Democrat MP for Edinburgh West who were runners-up in the category.
Commenting on his win, Boris said: “I am delighted but bewildered how a middle-aged man like myself with a penchant for cycling slowly could be seen as being cool. Being Mayor of the greatest city on earth is a huge honour in itself, but I would like to thank the readers of heat magazine for this fine accolade.”
Lucie Cave, editor-in-chief of heat, added: “In a twittersphere packed with attention-seeking loudmouths, the Mayor Of London's feed has kept heat readers entertained and informed. Realistically though, they probably voted for him because of the zip line thing at the Olympics."
Other notable winners included comedian Alan Carr who won ‘Funniest Tweeter’, Olympic diver Tom Daley who won ‘Friendliest Tweeter’, This Morning host Philip Schofield who took the ‘Best TV Personality’ gong and One Direction heartthrob Harry Styles who won ‘Best British Popstar’.
US rapper Kanye West took the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award For Services To Twitter’ thanks to his epic rants and enigmatic one-word tweets.
The full list of winners appears in this week’s heat magazine, on sale now and on heat’s website www.heatworld.com