[Air-l] uk election 2005

Wainer Lusoli w.lusoli at lse.ac.uk
Tue Apr 26 09:33:24 PDT 2005

Ben: nice take on digital / electoral geography [footnote for the
non-British: safe constituencies are largely deprived areas]. However
research also finds that more election candidates have websites in
'wired' constituencies/electorates than in digitally deprived
constituencies (valid in UK and Australia, I suspend judgement on th
erest of the world :). Interesting paradox: not an 'overt' issue, but an
issue nevertheless.


Wainer Lusoli
Research Fellow @ ESRI
University of Salford

w.lusoli at salford.ac.uk
+44 (0)161 295 5126

> -----Original Message-----
> From: air-l-aoir.org-bounces at listserv.aoir.org 
> [mailto:air-l-aoir.org-bounces at listserv.aoir.org] On Behalf 
> Of Ben Anderson
> Sent: 26 April 2005 08:30
> To: air-l at listserv.aoir.org
> Subject: Re: [Air-l] uk election 2005
> some of you may also be interested in estimations of 
> broadband internet 
> penetration by UK parliamentary constituency developed by a 
> consulting 
> group called Point Topic. We supplied some of the underlying data for 
> this (estimates of narrowband household internet access by census 
> ward).

The geography you see is essentially the geography of wealth & urban 
dwelling in the UK with some interesting exceptions.

IMHO the 'digital divide' is unlikely to be a strong election issue :-)


On 24 Apr 2005, at 00:46, Wright, Ashley wrote:

> Hello AIR list.
> Some of you may be interested in the following, 
> http://www.e-dem.org.uk/

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