Groupings of Political Parties


Election of 1st May, 1997
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 27502
Conservative 15001
Labour 8697
Other 4521
Right 576
Nationalist 450

More information about the 1997 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th Jun, 2001
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 24296
Conservative 16231
Labour 6889
Right 1664
Nationalist 1137
Other 78

More information about the 2001 General Election is available here.

Election of 5th May, 2005
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 24089
Conservative 16686
Labour 6991
Right 2736
Nationalist 1062

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

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

Date accessed: 16th October 2019