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The distribution of voting composition in British local elections 1987-90 (Colour).

Results are given in Rallings M. & Thrasher C. 1987, 1988 and 1990a and Botchel J.M. & Denver D.T. 1988, for 10,756 local government wards which are transferred to the 10,444 census wards shown here on the equal population cartogram ó software by author on an Archimedes computer.

Data for all local areas in the entire country was collected to construct this picture of politics at the local level in Britain at the end of the 1980s. The addition of Scotland shows how different that nationís political outlook is to much of the rest of the country. The SNP votes are not represented on the political triangle, and hence the labour majority is somewhat over-represented. The picture is complete and the pattern it shows lies above and beneath the structures of many of the other images which have been shown here.