Print CXXVIII

1981 County council elections English voting composition.

2,855 electoral divisions (Rallings C. & Thrasher M., 1985 giving 1981 results) projected upon the electoral triangle with two-way contests drawn as histograms on the sides and uncontested wins as lines at the corners. Circle size is in proportion to the total vote software by author on an Archimedes computer.

Local contests involve many more places and greater extremes than general elections. This series of prints shows the results of county council elections which are conducted using electoral division with poor specified geographical boundaries. They can still be placed on the triangle, however. The sickle shape and the hole in the centre is similar to that found in the general elections (perhaps a little surprising). Two party contests were extremely common at the beginning of the decade.

First print from a series of nine.