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How football grounds explain the election result

75 per cent of Premier League clubs are found in Labour seats; by the National League, the figure is just 25 per cent

Turf Moor, home of Burnley FC. Photo: Simon Bellis/Sportimage/PA Images

If we’re being honest, we should probably start by saying that football grounds don’t really explain the election result. But stick with us—because they do tell you quite a lot about Britain’s electoral divide.

The table shows the five top football divisions in England and Wales, starting with the Premier League and going down to the National League. The main colour marking—red, blue or whatever—shows the political party that holds the constituency in which you can find the…

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