Groupings of Political Parties


Election of 5th May, 2005
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 11001
Liberal 7663
Nationalist 3614
Conservative 2441
Other 2135
Left 1067

More information about the 2005 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th May, 2010
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 13181
Liberal 9283
Nationalist 3530
Conservative 2089
Other 947
Right 296
Left 287

More information about the 2010 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th May, 2015
Party Votes Outcome
Nationalist 19610
Labour 10315
Conservative 2901
Other 2438
Liberal 1012
Right 486
Left 160

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, Glasgow North BCon through time | Political Life Statistics | Groupings of Political Parties, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12797590/cube/POL_PARTY_GROUP

Date accessed: 25th June 2017