Political Parties


Election of 1st May, 1997
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 20697 Elected
Conservative 9412
Liberal Democrat 5361
British National Party 3350
Liberal 2963
Independent 1117
Green 812
Referendum Party 557
Socialist Labour Party 413

More information about the 1997 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th Jun, 2001
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 19380 Elected
Conservative 9323
Liberal Democrat 5946
Green 1666
British National Party 1211
New Britain 888

More information about the 2001 General Election is available here.

Election of 5th May, 2005
Party Votes Outcome
Respect - The Unity Coalition 15801 Elected
Labour 14978
Conservative 6244
Liberal Democrat 4928
Green 1950
Independent (1) 68
Independent (2) 38

More information about the 2005 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th May, 2010
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 21784 Elected
Liberal Democrat 10210
Respect 8532
Conservative 7071
British National Party 1405
Green 856
Independent (1) 277
Pirate Party UK 213
United Voice 209
Independent (2) 100
Independent (3) 71

More information about the 2010 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th May, 2015
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 32387 Elected
Conservative 8070
Green 4906
UK Independence Party 3219
Liberal Democrat 2395
Left Unity - Trade Unionists and Socialists 949
Communities United Party 356
Cannabis is Safer than Alcohol Party 303
The Whig Party 203
The 30-50 Coalition 78
Red Flag - Anti-Corruption 58

More information about the 2015 General Election is available here.


The election result data we hold includes over three hundred party labels, so we have simplified them to these seven simple categories. Of course, most candidates in most elections, and almost every candidate who won, was standing for one of the main parties, but an enormous range of labels have been used by one or two candidates. These groupings have been defined based almost entirely on the party labels, rather than detailed research into party policies, but including words like 'Labour' or 'Conservative' in ...


your party label says a lot about where you stand, and even more about the people voting for you. 'Left' means broadly speaking candidates to the left of the Liberal or Labour parties, 'Right' candidates to the right of the Conservatives. 'Nationalist' means any kind of nationalist, even including Isle of Wight nationalists.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Bethnal Green and Bow BCon through time | Political Life Statistics | Political Parties, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12741923/cube/POL_PARTY

Date accessed: 22nd March 2017