David Cameron joins twitter

To coincide with the start of the conference, Mr Cameron started a new Twitter account yesterday that has already attracted nearly 65,000 followers.

In his first tweet he wrote: "I'm starting Conference with this new Twitter feed about my role as Conservative Leader. I promise there won't be 'too many tweets..."'

The Prime Minister followed that up with a picture of his visit to the John Radcliffe Hospital:

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I'm starting Conference with this new Twitter feed about my role as Conservative Leader. I promise there won't be "too many tweets..."

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Today I met the nursing team at the John Radcliffe Hospital, and announced £140m to help their work across the country http://t.co/Ztw8c99N

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