2017 Cornwall Council elections and interactive map

Click on the link below to open up the interactive map showing Council Wards based on political party for elections in 2013 and by-elections since that date.

Click here to open up full interactive map

Use the + and – symbols in the bottom left of the map to zoom in and out of the map. Then find and click the Ward you live in to come up with a breakdown of votes for your Ward.

Click on other areas to see how votes are distributed; the more candidates standing, the more likely the vote is split. Quite often, a  candidate is based on a minority of votes – most voters did not vote for that candidate! A split vote gives rise to unexpected and unwanted results. This is  because our current voting system -The First Past The Post or FPTP as it is called – no longer copes with an increasingly plural politics with ever more candidates and parties seeking to stand at both Council and General Elections over the past 30 years. We urgently need electoral reform and the introduction of Proportional Representation!

At the  bottom of the pop up info box you may see some notes for those Wards with a small win margin. You can also click a link to  check  how many candidates are standing in your Ward. As a general rule, the more candidates standing, the more likely the progressive vote is split, allowing a Tory (or UKIP) to win.

 

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3 thoughts on “2017 Cornwall Council elections and interactive map

  1. This is really interesting and useful!!, It clearly shows how central left parties are competing against each other and letting the Cons in. Obviously, independent candidates do well in council elections, which may be different in the national elections, but it does seem that without PR the centre left need to work together to do better against the Cons and UKIP.

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  2. Really useful, and clearly indicating tat centre left parties, at least in certain areas, need to work together to stop the Cons from getting into power.

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