Election 2008 Facts and Stats

The Electoral Commission has published their ultra-handy electoral compendium for the 2008 election, and has also placed the data online.

The facts booklet has 22 pages of info, and the stats has lots of useful stuff, including:

  • Enrolments stats
  • Turnout Stats
  • Voting stats (did you know National won the 120th seat in the last three elections?)
  • That United Future was just 504 votes off an extra seat in 2002, Greens 1,250 off another in 2005 and Labour just 39 votes off an extra in 2008
  • Split Voting stats
  • Candidate stats (160 list only cands)
  • MPs stats (in last three elections a total of 59 MPs have lost their seats)
  • Electorate stats (they have ranked them into quartiles for various parties)

You can spend hours in this stuff!

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