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Voting composition on the electoral cartograms of Northern Britain (Colour).

1955-1987 Votes for the Northern half of the 705 consistent parliamentary constituencies (Appendix C) - software by author on an Archimedes computer.

These are the key frames to an animation of the change in voting over ten elections. The basic shape of allegiances in the North can be seen to have remained much the same over the period. The most dramatic change is in Northern Irelandís exit from the main political arena. Adult population has increased over the period and the size and shape of the cartograms reflect this. There has been some consolidation in voting, while the Liberal vote can be seen to have risen on the Scottish border and in the highlands.