Previously I’ve managed to display a simple d3.js visualisation on the site through a couple of different methods. Next step is to go from proving a general concept to actually displaying some data that might be interesting.
The BBC recently published a piece on small area referendum voting data. The information was gathered, through Freedom of Information requests, from less than half the local authorities (acting as ‘designated counting areas’) who administered the referendum. It’s a rather problematic piece of work.
This analysis is riddled with errors; there could be evidence of illegal practice; there are clear opportunities to improve practice around election data and the implications of this release have relevance to other realms of government data.