Political Parties


Election of 28th Feb, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 22545 Elected
Liberal 13452
Labour 12398

More information about the 1974 Feb General Election is available here.

Election of 10th Oct, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 21136 Elected
Labour 13190
Liberal 10725

More information about the 1974 Oct General Election is available here.

Election of 3rd May, 1979
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 29113 Elected
Labour 12182
Liberal 6882

More information about the 1979 General Election is available here.

Election of 9th Jun, 1983
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 29484 Elected
Liberal 15282
Labour 5739

More information about the 1983 General Election is available here.

Election of 11th Jun, 1987
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 32258 Elected
Liberal 13337
Labour 7042
Green 686

More information about the 1987 General Election is available here.

Election of 9th Apr, 1992
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 32145 Elected
Liberal Democrat 17000
Labour 6080
Green 555

More information about the 1992 General Election is available here.

Election of 1st May, 1997
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 23031 Elected
Liberal Democrat 13341
Labour 11231
Referendum Party 2658
UK Independence Party 465

More information about the 1997 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th Jun, 2001
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 16558 Elected
Independent (1) 13737
Liberal Democrat 6772
Labour 5505
UK Independence Party 611
Independent (2) 239
Church of the Militant Elvis Party 68
Independent (3) 52

More information about the 2001 General Election is available here.

Election of 5th May, 2005
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 23609 Elected
Liberal Democrat 11997
Labour 6579
UK Independence Party 1805
Independent 155

More information about the 2005 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th May, 2010
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 28793 Elected
Liberal Democrat 11872
Labour 4992
UK Independence Party 2037
British National Party 1447
Green 584
English Democrats 491
Independent 263
No party listed 113

More information about the 2010 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th May, 2015
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 30534 Elected
UK Independence Party 8724
Labour 6492
Liberal Democrat 4577
Green 1397
English Democrats 173

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, Brentwood and Ongar CCon through time | Political Life Statistics | Political Parties, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12745126/cube/POL_PARTY

Date accessed: 20th August 2017