British Prime Ministers 1905-2019

Interactive viz

Source: Wikipedia


Well I was frankly ecstatic to get my first VOTD on 1st July 2019. British Prime Ministers 1905-2019 – WHO’s NEXT?


After a month of hustings, the race to replace Theresa May as leader of the Conservative Party has reached its climax. Boris Johnson has been named as the new UK Prime Minister on Tuesday 23rd July 2019.

On 6th July, voting opened up to the Conservative Party’s 160,000 members, who have chosen the winner. The final deadline for party members to vote was the week ending Sunday 21 July. The candidate achieving more than 50 per cent of the vote among party members was declared leader of the Party. The winner, and new Prime Minister.

Viz Type

Curvy timeline with plenty of hover over interactivity.

The challenge and ‘how I constructed the viz’

How on earth do you show a time range spanning over 100 years?

With a curvy time line of course! for which which all credit goes to the method created by Ken FlerlageCurvy timeline

If you want to construct a time line like this, have a good read of this very informative post detailing the method as I think it looks really cool, and enables you to fit in all those years by snaking them up/down the page.

thanks for reading