Now that some judiciary recounts have been completed lately, we can deep diver into the Canadian federal election 2021 results, per party, and per riding. Not only little did change from 2019 to 2021 with regards to the share of seats and the national vote results, which became very clear early into election night, mapping each major party’s result reveals how impressively irrelevant this election was also at the ridings level… minus a few differences.
As time progresses, it is less and less likely that the Leave voters of 2016 will ever see the fruits of their vote if they had in mind that promise of extra weekly money for the NHS in millions.
Despite the widely publicised economy of £350 million a week that was promised for the NHS, there is close to no one left to say that this figure can be achieved anytime soon. Not even those who suggested it. And with good reasons.
What was hopefully going to be another data map story ended up being a purely informative, general knowledge piece. Imagine you are planning to map all the bars that are playing rock music in the city, to see if there is any pattern, where rock music enthusiasts should hang out, and so on.
Well, when only one bar makes the list, there’s no point in mapping it. Data journos can have an idea of what that means: lots of time spent on data scraping and cleaning, only to write a story that looks pretty much conventional.
This is what happened when I tried to make a list of all the Birmingham-based groups present at Davos this year. The city probably did not receive a lot of invites as only one organisation was found there.