Thursday, November 10, 2011

The Best Vancouver Civic Election Analysis I Have Read So Far.


After the 2008 Civic Election results came in we were struck by how the City of Vancouver has come to vote not East-West but rather diagonally from NorthWest to SouthEast (see map above, which shows the GreenGregor vs. RedPeter poll-by-poll splits).

Given all that you would think that the major civic parties would do their best to field candidates from all four corners of Lotusland this time around.

But it turns out that is not the case.

How do we know this?

Because a blogger, a fellow named Chris from 'Canadian Veggie', has done the digging and built the maps which demonstrate that the NPA and Vision/COPE have, essentially, nobody from the SouthEast quadrant running.

It's great stuff.



Anonymous said...

Yet another election in which I reside in the DMZ between left and right. My block is red, one block north is green. In the federal election, my block deeply Liberal but just across the street going South it's a sea of Conservative voters.

I am very curious now to see a provincial breakdown

North Van's Grumps said...

Now if every municipality in BC had bloggers coming up with this kind of data, wouldn't it be grand...... as long as it was understood that there's no Ward system in place..... like City of North Vancouver, or the District of North Vancouver