OTL Election maps resources thread

Thande

Donor
This thread is for posting any election maps from OTL that would be usefully modified by people. If you find useful ones on Wiki etc, just link to them rather than reposting them in full.

To start with, here is a map of the UK general election of 1983 that I've made with the help of a basemap from the site Electoral Geography.

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To start with, here is a map of the UK general election of 1983 that I've made with the help of a basemap from the site Electoral Geography.
Hopefully not too off-topic, what was wrong with the Nationalist vote in Norn Iron (i.e. how did it fail to win more than two seats)?
 
Mexican General Election, 2006

This one has all 300 Federal Electoral Districts visible.

[EDIT] I fixed the inset for Greater México City. Before I just had it solely as the Federal District, the new one has it including all the adjoining districts within the State of México that constitute México City's metropolitan area.

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Another one, more relevant to the type of map I'm using.

Results on the 2009 midterm elections for 300 out of 500 seats in the Mexican Chamber of Deputies (compare to the US House of Representatives).

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Penelope

Banned
This thread brings to mind something I've been wanting to do for a while.

A unified election map color scheme. Ideas, thoughts?
 

Thande

Donor
This thread brings to mind something I've been wanting to do for a while.

A unified election map color scheme. Ideas, thoughts?
I've looked at it before but there's really no point in doing it; political colours aren't universal enough and many countries' political systems are so multi-party compared to others that there's nothing that works. Just use the colours the parties themselves use and remember to add a key.
 
As far as I know I believe we have this informal system in the board where we use blue for conservative-like parties, red for liberal...and for the most prominent third party green.

I agree it's kinda difficult with a multi-party state that has a lot of parties, but I think a UCS can be made...if nothing more as for a guide when making maps...of course if one want's to use their own color scheme they're more than welcome to. (The colors I used for the Mexican maps are the official colors for those parties).
 

Thande

Donor
As far as I know I believe we have this informal system in the board where we use blue for conservative-like parties, red for liberal...and for the most prominent third party green.
This proves my point. Americans use 'liberal' to mean left-wing, when liberalism is in fact a totally separate ideology that is opposed to left-wing ideas like socialism. In most countries liberalism is represented by yellow. But you can't really pigeonhole political parties and ideologies that way.

Besides the problem that what one country considers left-wing can be right-wing in another setting. Like, let's say you use blue for right-wing and red for left-wing and you want to colour in North America. Canada is run by its Conservative Party at the moment, while America is run by the Democrats, who are considered to be the more left of the two American parties. So does that mean you should colour Canada blue and America red? But that seems absurd considering the US Democrats are easily more right-wing than the Canadian Conservatives.
 
This thread brings to mind something I've been wanting to do for a while.

A unified election map color scheme. Ideas, thoughts?
Blue For Centre-Right Parties (e.g. Conservatives)
Orange For Centre Parties (e.g. Liberal)
Red For Centre-Left Parties (e.g. Labour)
Dark Blue For Right Parties (e.g. UKIP)
Purple For Ultra/Far-Right Parties (e.g. BNP)
Dark Red For Far-Left Parties (e.g. Communist)
Pink For Left Parties (e.g. SDP)
Weird Gray For Nazi/Nazi Like (Not the same a Far Right) Parties (e.g. National Socialist Worker's Party of Germany)
Green For Environmentalist Parties (e.g. Lucas and her mob or Greens)
Dark Gray For Other Parties (e.g. Monster Raving Loony)
 
This proves my point. Americans use 'liberal' to mean left-wing, when liberalism is in fact a totally separate ideology that is opposed to left-wing ideas like socialism. In most countries liberalism is represented by yellow. But you can't really pigeonhole political parties and ideologies that way.

Besides the problem that what one country considers left-wing can be right-wing in another setting. Like, let's say you use blue for right-wing and red for left-wing and you want to colour in North America. Canada is run by its Conservative Party at the moment, while America is run by the Democrats, who are considered to be the more left of the two American parties. So does that mean you should colour Canada blue and America red? But that seems absurd considering the US Democrats are easily more right-wing than the Canadian Conservatives.
I thought you would have used the example of Irish politics which is so unusual compared to the rest of Europe that in maps showing the switch between centre-right and centre-left parties, Ireland either remains resolutely coloured as "centre-right" or gets its own special colours for it's two main parties.
 

Thande

Donor
I wanted to do one for the 1955 election showing the National Liberals separate to the Conservatives, for once. I'm not 100% sure on this because some sources say there were 21 Nat Libs elected whereas I've only been able to find 19, and locating their constituencies is a bugger. The problem is confused by the fact that they were standing on a variety of tickets such as "Conservative and National Liberal", "National Liberal and Conservative", or just "Conservative and Liberal".

EDIT: Miscounted on the map, I have found all 21 so that's OK...still not completely sure I got the constituencies right though.

I also had real problems finding the contemporary constituency boundaries for Northern Ireland until I found this site.

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