Print CXXIX

1985 County council elections English voting composition.

2,939 electoral divisions (Rallings C. & Thrasher M., 1985) projected upon the electoral triangle with two-way contests drawn as histograms on the sides and uncontested wins as lines on the corners, circle size is in proportion to the total vote software by author on an Archimedes computer.

The rise to the Alliance, from the situation in 1981, is clear, but a massing away from the Labour party, up against the Alliance/Conservative Axis can also be seen. It is interesting that when third candidates stand, they almost always secure about five percent of the vote, shown by the gap between the sides of the triangle and the great mass of divisions.

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