As there aren’t a lot of actual figures out there, I’ve compared the EONI polled vote figures with the BBC valid votes to try and work out the invalid votes per constituency. (The BBC numbers may not be entirely accurate so this should be taken with a health warning – for example I’ve had to exclude Foyle as it was giving a totally improbable 0.05%). On face value this election seems to have resulted in considerably more spoilt votes than usual – mainly in areas with larger republican and/or nationalist votes.
As noted, I’m bringing together official and unofficial data and doing the calculations on the back of a fag packet so feel free to correct but more importantly do not treat as guaranteed accurate until confirmed by the statistics holders – the truly awful EONI.
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