Walthamstow MP Stella Creasy has been named the UK’s ‘Best Constituency Tweeter’ at the 2015 Political Twitter Awards.

The Labour MP, who has over 50,000 followers on the social networking site, fought off competition from MPs including fellow Labour MP Andy Sawford and Lib Dem Julian Huppert MP.

Stella Creasy was also up for the Funniest Tweet gong for her Coldplay put down, when she wrote: “ARGH ARGH ARGH its coldplay on @bbctw makes mad lunge for remote control as ears begin to lacerate”.

The judges, which included Channel 4’s Michael Crick, praised the Walthamstow MP “for being a prolific and genuinely enthusiastic ambassador for Walthamstow”, saying that she “engaged with constituents in a way that many MPs still neglect to do on Twitter.”

In other winners, Labour leader Ed Miliband MP scooped the ‘selfie of the year’ award for his shot with, among others, Joey Essex and Oscar-winning actor Emma Thompson.

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Best 'selfie of the year' with Ed Miliband (@JoeyEssex)

Olly Kendall, director of Westminster public affairs who organised this year’s awards and one of this year’s judges, said: “Huge congratulations to Stella for her well-deserved victory.

"It’s a tough juggling act for MPs to make their Twitter feeds interesting and engaging to constituents as well as to a wider audience but Stella has achieve this balance with aplomb.”