A great spot by Chris Hughes, who has flagged up this bar chart in the Independent. It’s almost worthy of a Lib Dem leaflet…
How on earth could the “others” have a bigger bar than Labour?
This is why I complain when Mark doesn’t label his axes.
I’ve been looking at that chart for five minutes now and I still can’t figure out what the scale is supposed to be.
Not a scale error, my guess is some jobsworth accidently put 194 into the spreadsheet and the innumerates who work in our media did not spot the error.
194 would still give you a bar much close to the Others than it is in the graph.
I think there might be an error in the Labour number and the Others number as the Others bar is more than twice the size of the Con bar when it should be less than twice.
Either way, it’s sloppy work.
Hadn’t looked at the others bar that closely but yep. Dreadful work from a national newspaper.
I hope they’ve been let known of their error.
Rofl mao, what happened to the 1% in the London Mayoral contest? Surely it should actually read 52-48?
No, it should read 51.5 – 48.5 (1 d.p.) and there’s your one percent.
‘Tis the Indy.
The 1% don’t deserve representation…
Probably called a bar chart as that’s where it was drawn up?
As Comic Book Guy from ‘The Simpsons’ might say: ‘Worst. Bar-Chart. Ever’.
Can such a thing be referred to the Electoral Commision?
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