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The General Election Result In Maps. Lots Of Maps.

I love maps and I love politics so when these things come together I get ridiculously excited.

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Let's start with the standard results map

Here's the BBC results map, complete with exciting zoomy functionality.
BBC / Via bbc.co.uk

Here's the BBC results map, complete with exciting zoomy functionality.

Which, as you all spotted, looks (a bit) like Maggie Simpson.

Though some were sceptical of mapfandom...

The only way the UK map looks like Maggie Simpson is if she was shot a few times then run over by a steamroller.

... there was so much love for maps they began to be seen everywhere

This person was so excited by maps he stitched the results LIVE

Not my best stitching, but my fastest... Now to take it outside and BURN IT!#UK2015GeneralElectionResultsLiveStitch

(And yes I thought it was a woman doing the stitching when I first wrote this which is obviously sexist AND STUPID because his name is just there!)

And these people aimed to get a tweet from every constituency and stick it on a exciting giant map

Here lies the rubble of #electionnightchallenge. With 350-odd constituencies, I think we've done better than Labour.

I don't know why they did it but who cares, it's fabulous #electionnightchallenge

The other exciting election map is the one where each constituency is the same size

Because a lot of Labour support is in urban areas in London and the North, it doesn't turn up on a geographical map so sometimes this map is used.
Telegraph / Via telegraph.co.uk

Because a lot of Labour support is in urban areas in London and the North, it doesn't turn up on a geographical map so sometimes this map is used.

It is also a bit Simpson like.

The BBC used this style of map outside their London headquarters

BBC election map has now changed into Spider-Man getting a custard pie in the face #GE2015

Although the BBC's choice of map was controversial and criticised by the Daily Mail

The Guardian made a similar kind of map but slightly different

I'm not sure why it looks like this but I don't really want to ask because the reasons are probably very smart and impossible to understand.
Guardian / Via theguardian.com

I'm not sure why it looks like this but I don't really want to ask because the reasons are probably very smart and impossible to understand.

There are LOTS of maps on the BBC website

They're mad for it.

They're mad for it.

This map shows where where Conservative support is highest...

BBC / Via bbc.co.uk

And the same for Labour...

BBC / Via bbc.co.uk

UKIP...

Not quite the purple rash Nigel Farage talked about. More like a bruise.

Not quite the purple rash Nigel Farage talked about. More like a bruise.

Liberal Democrats...

That orange-brown spot in the middle is Westmoreland & Lonsdale - seemingly the one place in England that properly loves the Liberal Democrats. (Tim Farron's constituency if you're interested.)
BBC / Via bbc.co.uk

That orange-brown spot in the middle is Westmoreland & Lonsdale - seemingly the one place in England that properly loves the Liberal Democrats. (Tim Farron's constituency if you're interested.)

Greens...

(The white spots represent either gaps in the data, or where the party didn't put up a candidate)
BBC / Via bbc.co.uk

(The white spots represent either gaps in the data, or where the party didn't put up a candidate)

The SNP (basically a map of Scotland)

BBC / Via bbc.co.uk

And Plaid Cymru...

BBC / Via bbc.co.uk

The BBC love maps so much they've even done one for turnout but they used a horrible green colour

With so many parties, each needing a different colour, there were only a few options left I suppose.
BBC / Via bbc.co.uk

With so many parties, each needing a different colour, there were only a few options left I suppose.

This is an alternative turnout map

In a bid to see which parts of the country are most lazy I made this map, highlighting *low* turnout rather than high. The darkest red is where turnout was under 53%.

In a bid to see which parts of the country are most lazy I made this map, highlighting *low* turnout rather than high. The darkest red is where turnout was under 53%.

Interestingly there seems a correlation between low turnout and areas that vote Labour

The Guardian have also made what look like weather maps but are actually very clever

This is where Labour gained support...
Via theguardian.com

This is where Labour gained support...

And this map shows where Labour lost support.

Windy in Scotland...
Guardian / Via theguardian.com

Windy in Scotland...

This is where the Liberal Democrats gained support

Awkward.
Guardian / Via theguardian.com

Awkward.

UKIP gained support (if not seats) all over England.

Guardian / Via theguardian.com

And this is where they lost support...

This exciting map highlights TWO constituencies where UKIP lost support.

This exciting map highlights TWO constituencies where UKIP lost support.

Both Orkney & Shetland and East Dunbartonshire have turned their back on UKIP. The next party leader will have to pay attention to this crisis.

Both Orkney & Shetland and East Dunbartonshire have turned their back on UKIP. The next party leader will have to pay attention to this crisis.

This is a map of who came second in each constituency:

Better news for UKIP in this map of the silver-medallists.
DODS / Via Twitter: @JoeMurphyLondon

Better news for UKIP in this map of the silver-medallists.

Someone made a map showing the gender breakdown of the new MPs using the colours pink and blue

The Guardian tells me that women "now make up 29% of the new intake, up from 22% in 2010 – thanks largely to Labour, whose new MPs make up 43% of Labour’s share, helped too by the SNP intake, of whom more than a third (36%) are women."
DODS / Via bbc.in

The Guardian tells me that women "now make up 29% of the new intake, up from 22% in 2010 – thanks largely to Labour, whose new MPs make up 43% of Labour’s share, helped too by the SNP intake, of whom more than a third (36%) are women."

Someone drew a map to show how Labour support coincides with the areas where there used to be coal mining

Do I get a prize for this? Distribution of Labour seats compared to England and Wales coalfields.

Ooo! A slidey map!

You can play with it here.
Independent / Via independent.co.uk

You can play with it here.

I love maps so much I got the Free Speech team involved for election night and it was a wild, wild success

The election colouring-in map is here! #GE2015

People retweeted this piece of social media genius 18 times!

First result for the @BBCFreeSpeech live election graphics system. 349 to go.

Favourite constituency names we've come across whilst map colouring: 1. Brigg & Goole 2. South Holland & The Deepings 3. Gordon #TheVote

Latest election situation on the Free Speech interactive graphic display

Key parts of electoral history were recorded

Should've bought a pot of blue paint and a roller. #GE2015

Though eventually we ran out of awakeness and gave up

At some point around 5am in a sleep deprived haze we fell behind on this project

If you spot any other politics maps please do let me know because they are very exciting

Tweet me at @brenkjm

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