Other Party in Landslide Win

In Scotland, we're used to seeing the SNP in polls as 'Other' in the UK context. Prior to 2014/15 it was part of the scenery that was the Con in England / Lab in Scotland hegemony. However, since 2014 all that has changed, not that polling companies notice. Almost right after the Independence referendum in…

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Misc. 2015 Election Bits n Bobs

I was looking back at the 2015 General Election, and while reading the Parliament briefing, I noticed it contains some interesting bit and bobs of information. Since we're facing a new election so soon after the last, I thought it worth sharing some of the stats. Legal bit: Contains Parliamentary information licensed under the Open…

Alternative Headlines

I don't claim to be anything other than having an interest in politics and their stats, and I'm certainly not a journalist, but I thought I might like to add to the headlines of today's announcement of a snap General Election in June. Some are less snappy than others, but you'll at least get an…

Northern Ireland Assembly – Results

It's Friday, and the Northern Ireland Assembly results are coming in now. The turnout is being reported at 64.78%, which is well up on the 2016 election turnout of 54.9% (+9.88%), and some areas are reporting turnout at over 70%. And it's almost over and it's looking like a dead heat for first place. Showing…

Northern Ireland Voting Today

Only ten months since the previous election, the good folk of Northern Ireland return to the polling booths to elect their devolved legislative government. The election was triggered by the resignation of Martin McGuinness as Deputy First Minister. Normally, I don't take much of an interest in Northern Irish politics. Like the London Mayoral elections,…