A big thanks to reader Alan Hall for collecting the data and creating these maps from the Final Report of the Electoral Boundaries Commission transposed with the poll-by-poll results from the 2008 election (in March, Alan created maps for the interim report). Read my previous post for more information and commentary on the Final Report.
13 replies on “new electoral boundaries transposed with 2008 results.”
Thanks for this but can the charts have labels so we know what the numbers mean/represent?
And for mischief sake, can we have a 2nd set of charts offering a hypothetical (+) 15-20% boost to the WAP (over their 2008 numbers) at the expense of the tories (-) 15-20% decline? How would these maps look then?
And with the Greens disappearing, where would these votes go or how will they be split across the spectrum?
Mmm, data. Thanks, Dave.
Sam: Thanks for the comment. I have updated the data sheets with labels. This should make more sense. You’ll have to see the previous post for the names of the new constituencies.
IP: You’re welcome! Thoughts on the new boundaries?
I never noticed before, but the north half of Calgary tends to swing Liberal, while the south half is pretty staunchly PC.
Also interesting that there’s an intensely red island in the middle of that sea of blue at the very northern edge. Wonder what’s going on out in Symons Valley.
Interesting Maps Dave. Expect a lot more GREEN polls in 2012!
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For the record, the Electoral Boundaries Commission members and staff used only federal 2006 and subsequent municipal census neighbourhood population data, not polling data in our planning and report. We did not access, use, or consider any polling data in coming up with our recommendations in the Interim Rport and the Final Report.
My second last line should read “poll data” not “polling data”
For the record, the Electoral Boundaries Commission members and staff used only federal 2006 and subsequent municipal census neighbourhood population data, not poll data in our planning and report. We did not access, use, or consider any poll data in coming up with our recommendations in the Interim Report and the Final Report.
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Would you please send me an e-mail file of the new electoral boundaries transposed with 2008 results for the non-Calgary, non-Edmonton constituencies?