The best graphics to make sense of the general election

Elections can be hard to get your head around. Thankfully, the Independent on Sunday's graphics team are here to help

Thursday 07 May 2015 11:48
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Not only the best writing, best photography and best illustration, but also the best graphics. The Independent on Sunday has brought you the best election coverage, with stunning graphics to try to make the complexities of seven-party politics readily intelligible.

Our Playmobil figures for the demographic groups that will decide how the electorate divides. Our super-Venn, full-colour diagram showing the possible combinations of parties and policies in a hung parliament. And John Rentoul’s extraordinary flowchart to guide the reader through the arithmetic and politics of an inconclusive election result.

Click here for an enlarged version of the above graphic

Click here for an enlarged version of the above graphic


The Independent has got together with May2015.com to produce a poll of polls that produces the most up-to-date data in as close to real time as is possible.

Click the buttons below to explore how the main parties' fortunes have changed:

All data, polls and graphics are courtesy of May2015.com. Click through for daily analysis, in-depth features and all the data you need. (All historical data used is provided by UK Polling Report)

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