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Archive for June, 2008

Income and the 2008 London elections

Thursday, June 26th, 2008

Just been messing around with some experimental income statistics (last census here didn’t collect any income data so some people worked out a model. Probably not all that accurate, but fun anyway) and ward-level results from the London elections. Perfectly normal behavior I’m sure. Anyway, I looked at the data set that had weekly household income fiddled around with to take into account housing costs and so on and compared to the aforementioned ward-level election results. Following shows the number of wards in each income bracket won by each candidate (first prefs only)…

£ 800+,  Johnson 10, Livingstone 0
£ 650-800, Johnson 32, Livingstone 1
£550-650, Johnson 58, Livingstone 7
£500-550, Johnson 50, Livingstone 9
£450-500, Johnson 79, Livingstone 23
£400-450, Johnson 54, Livingstone 53
£350-400, Johnson 36, Livingstone 80
£300-350, Johnson 13, Livingstone 73
£200-300, Johnson 2, Livingstone 43

And now for the list vote…

£ 800+,  Con 10, Lab 0
£ 650-800, Con 32, LDem 1
£550-650, Con 62, Lab 2, LDem 1
£500-550, Con 51, Lab 7, Green 1
£450-500, Con 81, Lab 21
£400-450, Con 57, Lab 50
£350-400, Con 28, Lab 82, BNP 6
£300-350, Con 6, Lab 77, BNP 2, LDem 1
£200-300, Con 1, Lab 44

Wards that voted Johnson for Mayor and Labour for the (list) GLA break down like this:

£450-500: 2
£400-450: 1
£350-400: 2
£300-350: 5
£200-300: 1

And wards that voted Livingstone for Mayor and Tory for the list (GLA) break down like this:

£550-650: 5
£500-550: 1
£450-500: 4
£400-450: 5

All wards that went BNP on the list voted for Johnson, all wards that went Liberal or Green on the list voted for Livingstone. Small mistakes in the data be possible. Anyway, this is all just the raw data; the interpretation is left up to the reader (for now at least).