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16 million election Facebook interactions on polling day

Over the course of polling day, there were 16 million interactions on Facebook about the General Election.

Facebook have spoken to ITV News in the #opinionroom. Credit: Facebook

A total of six million people discussed the General Election on the day, Facebook told ITV News.


Economy tops Facebook discussion in Murphy's former seat

The economy topped the conversation on Facebook in East Renfrewshire - the constituency Scottish Labour leader Jim Murphy has lost.

The economy topped the discussion on Facebook discussion in Jim Murphy's former seat. Credit: Facebook

Over the course of the election campaign, the economy, the environment, tax, health and Europe topped the list of the most discussed issues, Facebook told ITV News.

Economy 'most discussed issue' in seat Alexander lost

The economy was the most discussed issue on Facebook over the election campaign in the constituency lost by Labour's Douglas Alexander.

Alexander's Paisley and Renfrewshire South seat was taken by the SNP's Mhairi Black.

The discussion on Facebook in Paisley and Renfrewshire South. Credit: Facebook

The Conservatives were the most talked about political party in the constituency with 33% of the discussion on Facebook, while the SNP had 18%.

More than three million used Facebook's 'voting button'

More than three million people used Facebook's "voting button" to share with their friends and family that they voted in the General Election.

Facebook launched a voting button to encourage greater turnout. Credit: Facebook

Join in the discussion on Facebook and Twitter using the #opinionroom hashtag.

Economy and Europe 'most talked about' on Facebook

Facebook has said the economy and Europe were the most talked about political issues throughout the election campaign.

The top ten political issues talked about on Facebook. Credit: Facebook

Join in the conversation on Facebook and Twitter using the #opinionroom hashtag.


Facebook: Cameron was the most talked about leader

The most talked about party leader on Facebook over the course of the election campaign was David Cameron, the website has told ITV News.

The key figures from Facebook regarding the election. Credit: Facebook

However, the most talked about political party was Ukip, with 17.6 million interactions.

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