It’s been a week since election day which saw Sadiq Khan elected Mayor of London.
He has since been congratulated, attacked, had Katie Hopkins threaten to run down the street naked and survived his first feud with Donald Trump.
These might not be the most pressing of issues, but they are certainly topics that rose to the fore in a Twitter analysis of Khan’s first week as Mayor from social intelligence company Brandwatch.
59k tweets about the new Mayor were tracked over the last week from London alone, with 23k of those occurring on election day.
— Jeremy Corbyn MP (@jeremycorbyn) May 6, 2016
It wasn’t just local issues that got Londoners tweeting, and Trump’s comments on London’s new Mayor definitely didn’t go unnoticed. The word “exception”, after Khan refused Trump’s offer, had over 500 mentions within the Trump/Khan conversation.
Khan’s pledge to help Hillary Clinton defeat Trump also got a lot of attention, with Clinton being mentioned 1,349 times next to the London Mayor.
Congratulations to @sadiqkhan-1st Muslim Mayor of London- a city for all cultures, backgrounds & religions. A great example to young Muslims
— Jemima Goldsmith (@Jemima_Khan) May 6, 2016