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The distribution of voting, housing, employment and industry in 1983 (Colour).

The 633 mainland parliamentary constituencies are each represented by a face whose features express the various variables, and which is coloured by the mix of voting drawn on the equal population cartogram software by author on an Archimedes computer.

The patterns in this picture are very interesting and could lead to endless discussion. The death-heads inside Glasgow city are solidly red, while the happy-faces around the capital voted solidly for the government of the day. The Welsh may not have many jobs, or expensive housing, but they still turn out to vote in large numbers. This technique is particularly good for identifying outliers such as Tynemouth, Newham South and the Isle of White, which are very distinctive. Major groups can also be made out at a glance.

First print from a series of three.