Saturday, 7 June 2008

Two maps of London


Two maps, one a ward-by-ward view of how London voted on Dismayday 2008 (original source), the other a ward-by-ward map of deprivation in the capital (source). Who says political affiliation isn't about class any more?

4 comments:

Giles Pearson said...

It would be interesting to see how the BNP vote corresponds to variables like deprivation. My guess is they do best in the immediately adjacent areas where people feel threatened by what they (think they) see next door. Surprising how much Labour's votes still corresponds with ppoverty.

Steve Platt said...

There is some analysis of other parties' voting on the website I linked to, but no ward-by-ward maps (it must have been a huge amount of work to produce this one). I'm not sure you're right about BNP support - they seem to be doing increasingly well where there are high levels of deprivation and predominantly white populations.

Alun said...

"it must have been a huge amount of work to produce this one"

Yes and no. Making the map itself took a while but was quite fun, downloading and working with the data on the other hand... ach.

uscitizen said...

I take it Henley does not know what deprivation is? Still Labour in 5th place is a poor show isnt it?