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To rule the land: mapping the 2015 general election

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The 2015 UK General Election was an unusual election. Can cartography be used to portray that? Let’s start with the winners, the Conservative party. On an equal land area map of the UK their blues dominate almost all of England (Figure 1). Just a few tiny urban pockets are not deep blue. Their dominance spreads into Eastern Wales and as far as Pembrokeshire, into the lowlands of Scotland and the Eastern uplands. When you look at the first of the three maps below, it appears as if so many peop...

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University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
SOGE
Sub department:
Geography
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
SOGE
Sub department:
Geography
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Society of Cartographers
Journal:
Bulletin of the Society of Cartographers More from this journal
Volume:
49
Pages:
31-40
Publication date:
2016-03-01
Acceptance date:
2015-12-01
ISSN:
0036-1984
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pubs:606898
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uuid:a9a76efe-3706-49a4-af11-478b445960bd
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606898
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2016-03-01

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