Political Parties


Election of 1st May, 1997
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal Democrat 27502 Elected
Conservative 15001
Labour 8697
Referendum Party 3682
UK Independence Party 576
Green 482
Mebyon Kernow 450
Independent 240
Natural Law 117

More information about the 1997 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th Jun, 2001
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal Democrat 24296 Elected
Conservative 16231
Labour 6889
UK Independence Party 1664
Mebyon Kernow 1137
Independent 78

More information about the 2001 General Election is available here.

Election of 5th May, 2005
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal Democrat 24089 Elected
Conservative 16686
Labour 6991
UK Independence Party 2736
Mebyon Kernow 1062

More information about the 2005 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, Truro and St Austell CCon through time | Political Life Statistics | Political Parties, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12737312/cube/POL_PARTY

Date accessed: 23rd October 2019