2012 mayoral & assembly election turnout by borough

While I was looking for some datasets a few days ago, I stumbled upon a goldmine of data for London, which also included boundaries in shape files. This time, I wanted to map some very simple data. (Last time I was trying to do something so complicated that I couldn’t finish it).

It took me a little bit of tinkering (where, for example, names like Kensington & Chelsea weren’t matched to Kensington and Chelsea) and some thinking to figure out what to do with the colours. The lowest election turnout in 2012 was Barking and Dagenham with 27.7% coming out to vote, whereas the highest was only 48.5% in the City of London.

Naturally, this means there isn’t all that much difference in some of the boroughs – so instead of colouring by bucket (as is sometimes useful), I decided to pick the colours based on a gradient going from red, through orange, through yellow, to green.

It’s not all that interesting, really, but here it is: Mayoral & Assembly elections 2012. Questions, pointers, etc gratefully received @SophieWarnes.

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