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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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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.

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

Telegraph / Via

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.

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

The Guardian made a similar kind of map but slightly different

Guardian / Via

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.

Liberal Democrats...

BBC / Via

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.)

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

BBC / Via

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%.

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

DODS / Via

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.

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

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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