Archive for August, 2009

More referendum analysis

Saturday, August 22nd, 2009

This time, with statistics! (Those make everything better.) All raw data come from the Election Results site, but the calculations thereon are mine, as are any transcription errors. I will also note up-front that there are a lot of factors in here, and in particular the electorate-level data do not necessarily correspond to individual voters, even collectively – the voting populations may be significantly different. They’re just interesting to look at.

(Edited to put the charts below the fold)


Referendum results

Saturday, August 22nd, 2009

This electorate breakdown is interesting.

Below the fold is an ordered, coloured table that makes it easier to follow and draw unsubstantiated conclusions from.


Votes database updated

Saturday, August 1st, 2009

Last night I updated the New Zealand conscience votes database with the composition of the new parliament. I also added the records from the first votes from this term, the Misuse of Drugs (Medicinal Marijuana) Amendment Bill and the Liquor Advertising (Television and Radio) Bill. Both were member’s bills and both failed at the first reading; I will try to keep it reasonably up-to-date with new votes as they come out.

The biographies and portfolio/ministerial roles for this term need filling out more as well, if anybody would like to volunteer to edit it (I live in hope…). Otherwise, I think I will match up those with links to their corresponding pages on They Work For You.