Swingometer | Remembering election nights with the pollster's favourite pendulum
CHANNEL | BBC 2
FIRST BROADCAST | 30 April 2005
DURATION | 4 minutes 8 seconds
Peter Snow takes us on a tour of the election night studio, during which he uses bluescreen technology and computer graphics to demonstrate the shifting fortunes of the Liberal Democrats in the run-up to the forthcoming election. In the event, the Liberal Democrats gained an extra 11 seats during the election which represented a 3.7% swing in their favour.
The 2005 general election was Peter Snow's swingometer swansong, as he announced that he would be bowing out of election coverage to concentrate on projects that he regarded as a little more appropriate to his years. He was awarded a CBE for services to broadcasting in 2006.
Noises off fail to dent David Butler's delivery.
Painting in a late swing.
Sue Lawley with election results for London and the South East.
Swingometer banter from 1979 with the irrepressible Bob McKenzie.
Portrait of a swingometer pioneer.
The king of the swingometer remembered by friends, colleagues, politicians and pundits.
The swingometer goes large for 1992.
Peter Snow drives the graphics for the 1997 election.
A virtual swingometer for Peter Snow in 2005.
Images from inside the BBC during Britain's general elections.
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