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The 1988 district election results: Scottish voting composition unfolded.

910 wards drawn as circles whose area is in proportion to the total vote are projected onto the sides of an equilateral tetrahedron showing four-party voting composition in Scotland (Botchel J.M. & Denver D.T., 1988) software by author on an Archimedes computer.

The spherical shape of the voting composition is, ironically, perhaps seen more clearly on the net than in the perspective views. The most dense collection of wards is in the section where Labour won, the SNP came second, the Conservatives third, and Liberals fourth. The histogram of two-party SNP/Labour voting is also distinctive. Note that the two versions of this are identical and that the lines showing the number of unopposed labour wards appear three times as a result of the projection.

Third print from a series of five.