Barbara Speed is the Comment editor at i Today, we welcome a new columnist to i: former deputy prime minister and leader of the Liberal Democrats, Nick Clegg. Nick Clegg: Get used to cross-party cooperation – we will need it during Brexit talksHis column will take in topics from Brexit to the future of liberal politics, and, he’s asked me to tell you, his passion for Spanish food. While he’s best known as a politician, he will be writing for us first and foremost as a journalist and commentator.
With one seat left to declare, there are now more female MPs in Parliament than ever before. The BBC is estimating that there will be more than 207 female MPs, an increase of at least 11 on the number we had when parliament was dissolved. In the 2015 election, 191 female MPs were elected. This number rose to 196 by June 2017 thanks to by-elections.
The exit poll, and now the results of the 2017 general election, point to a hung parliament. 326 The seats a party must win to achieve an absolute majority314The number of seats the Tories are expected to win, based on the exit pollA hung parliament is one in which no party holds enough seats on its own to secure an overall majority. What is an overall majority? In the House of Commons, a party must win 326 of the 650 available seats to secure an “absolute majority”.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".