MPs’ Expenses – dynamic, filterable map

The Telegraph has launched an awesome, dynamic Visokio data visualisation tool on MPs’ expenses.

All 646 MPs are mapped to their constituencies, colour-coded by party and can be filtered by region, party, customisable majority, amount claimed in rent/mortgage and cleaning/laundry.

The scatter chart shows the clustering of the size of their expenses claims – again, colour-coded by party. From this, it can clearly be seen that the Conservatives tended to have lower claims than Labour or the LibDems, Labour tending to have the biggest claims of all the parties.

The “majority” slider seems to poke a hole in the notion that safe seats breed a laissez-faire attitude, although a thorough statistical analysis would be needed for a more accurate assessment.

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