Hi, I'm Liam McLoughlin and I'm doing a PhD.

I lived in Cambridge. I moved to Preston. I Now live in Manchester.
I have a fairly substantial video games collection. I also abuse technology a lot.
I make some fairly idiotic comments. I sometimes write longer idiotic comments too.
I used to work for a fairly well known Member of Parliament.
I am currently a PhD Student looking at online political communication & Representation.
You are free to read my stuff or send me a message.


Conference Papers

McLoughlin, L., Ward, S., Gibson, R., & Southern, R. (2016). MPs, Twitter and the EU Referendum Campaign. Paper presented to the Elections, Parties and Opinion Polls Conference, University of Kent, September 8-10th  2016
McLoughlin, L., & Ward, S. (2017). Turds, Traitors and Tossers: The Abuse of UK MPs via Twitter. Paper presented to the European Consortium of Political Research Joint Sessions, University of Nottingham, April 25-29th 2017
McLoughlin, L., & Southern, R. (2017). By Any Memes Necessary: Memes and Online Campaigning in the 2017 UK General Election. Paper presented to the Political Studies Association Media and Politics Group Annual Conference, University of Hull, November 16-17 2017.




PhD Researcher

University of Salford, 'Political Soapbox 2.0: The Representation of Political Representatives on Social Media and the Interpretation of this by Citizens.'


Digital Marketing Manager

Working for Jupiter Advertising, Clients include Sainsbury's, Game, Whitbread, and more


Parliamentary Assistant

Parliamentary Assistant to the Rt Hon Hazel Blears MP.



University of Salford

Graduated with First Class degree in Politics Ba(hons)

The University of Manchester

Graduated with Distinction in Politics (MA)

Technical Experience

Political Communications / 75%
Digital Marketing / 88%
Internet Engagement / 69%
PhD progress / 30%