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Saturday 5 February 2011

% of Expenditure Limit vs % of Vote 2007 Irish General Election

View fully on Tableau Public

2007 election expenditure - SIPO

Displayed as percentage of spending limit and percentage of vote to normalise for the different sized constituencies.

* 3 seat constituency - €30,150.00
* 4 seat constituency - €37,650.00
* 5 seat constituency - €45,200.00

2007 Election guidelines from Standards in Public Office Commission.

Google Spreadsheet data

2007 Election results on wikipedia

ElectedNot ElectedAllAll £Avg £ of ElectedAvg £ of Not ElectedAvg £ of All
Votes Avg16.84%4.86%9.19%
Spending Avg60.1%36.64%45.4%13,70722,24513,66416,790

In the spreadsheet I have the data on the public and party funding, and the percentage that makes up of the candidates expenses just looking for a good way to show that.

Also need a better way to show the average e16,790 spend by candidates.
A 2011 candidates donations and costs

Tuesday 1 February 2011

Dail Constituency Boundaries for Election 2011

Anyone coming to my blog looking for Dail constituencies, I don't have em.

The official Constituency Commission has images and detailed reports on the boundaries and changes.

Go here for the 2012 boundaries in google-kml http://www.tallyroom.com.au/maps (free if credited to Ben Raue ) or here for more detailed ones with Electoral (sub) Divisions http://icampaigned.com/blog/dail-constituency-maps/ (not free) or go Ordnance Survey Ireland for commercial use files.

Shapefiles from the CSO