Election 2015

Election 2015: The rise of Milifandom

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#milifandom, the online campaign run by a Twitter user who says she is a 17-year-old girl frustrated that she doesn't feel David Cameron is listening to young people ahead of the election, has sparked huge reaction online including messages from the Labour leader himself:

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Please note: The BBC is unable to independently verify the identity of the owner of the account as they say they are no longer giving interviews.

"Millifans" have been declaring their undying love using the terms #milibae and #hellyesed and #cooledmiliband as well as posting some unusual images of the unlikely heart-throb.

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Twitter account @cooledmiliband has also offered a mystifying selection of Photoshopped images of him "looking cool".

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Other party leaders haven't escaped, with Twitter users generally having fun at their expense, even though that's not the way it started out:

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#milifandom has also spawned a selection of other spectacularly less successful fandom hashtags including #cameronettes where Twitter users are less than convinced of the sincerity of the account which claims to be run by a 13-year-old girl:

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There has also been a hashtag for #sturgesurge, which has had little or no take up, other than being compared to the 2010 election buzzword #cleggmania. No word yet on a Nick Clegg fan club this time round though.

Written by Kerry Alexandra

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