The United Kingdom held its fourth General Election in this decade on December, 12th, 2019. With a votes share of 43.6% and 365 of the 650 seats, the Conservative party under the leadership of Boris Johnson won the election with an outright majority in the House of Commons. The Labour Party came second with 32.1% of the vote and 203 seats, followed by the Liberal Democrats (11.5%, 11 seats), the Scottish National Party (3.9%, 48 seats) and the Green Party (2.7%, 1 seat). Due to the first past the post electoral system, the distribution of seats does not represent the vote share of each party, but reflects the number of seats where each party has won the most votes in each individual constituency.
This map series shows the outcome of the poll in three cartographic ways: The left map shows the winning party in each area on a conventional (land area) map. The map in the middle is a hexagon cartogram where each parliamentary constituency is represented by a hexagon (some minor changes in constituencies in recent years are reflected in split and merged hexagons), reflecting the composition of the new parliament. The map on the right is showing the results from a people’s perspective through a gridded population cartogram where each area is resized according to the number of people living in that area.