Groupings of Political Parties


Election of 28th Feb, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 18580
Conservative 6562
Liberal 6053

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

Election of 10th Oct, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 17333
Conservative 4038
Liberal 3173
Right 2544

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

Election of 3rd May, 1979
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 14016
Conservative 7312
Liberal 2387
Right 1958
Left 215

More information about the 1979 General Election is available here.

Election of 9th Jun, 1983
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 17425
Conservative 8930
Left 7412
Liberal 3724
Right 967

More information about the 1983 General Election is available here.

Election of 11th Jun, 1987
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 18799
Conservative 11277
Liberal 8812
Left 403

More information about the 1987 General Election is available here.

Election of 9th Apr, 1992
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 19730
Conservative 10714
Liberal 5533
Other 998

More information about the 1992 General Election is available here.

Election of 1st May, 1997
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 20048
Liberal 5058
Conservative 4494
Other 3492
Right 531
Left 139

More information about the 1997 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th Jun, 2001
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 19471
Liberal 4422
Conservative 4180
Left 1803
Other 471

More information about the 2001 General Election is available here.

Election of 5th May, 2005
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 17048
Liberal 7157
Conservative 4524
Other 3216
Left 292

More information about the 2005 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th May, 2010
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 23888
Liberal 10139
Conservative 5800
Other 2270
Right 651
Left 110

More information about the 2010 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th May, 2015
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 30633
Conservative 6420
Other 6158
Liberal 2186
Right 1818
Left 365

More information about the 2015 General Election is available here.


The election result data we hold includes over two 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 yo...


ur 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 for the Isle of Wight.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Hackney South and Shoreditch BCon through time | Political Life Statistics | Groupings of Political Parties, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12741066/cube/POL_PARTY_GROUP

Date accessed: 25th June 2017