Unique map shows UK poll results in new light

London, May 12 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Sheffield have created a unique map of the UK, showing alternative images of the general election results.

The image, which is based on population data, shows how many people each political party represents.

Benjamin Hennig, a postgraduate researcher at the University´s Department of Geography, created the map.

Unlike conventional maps or the commonly used constituency maps, it puts human beings as the focus to tell a different story of the election results.

The new map created uses a gridded population cartogram, with each grid cell sized according to the number of people who live there. By reflecting where people live in the country, the map enables to see at a glance the number of people who are now represented by each party after the General Election on May 6, 2010.

Ben said: “We designed this map to provide an additional element to the existing election maps. When analysing the election results, the map provides an alternative angle by showing the real dimension of the people”s vote in this election.” (ANI)