Political Parties


Election of 1st May, 1997
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 20904 Elected
Labour 17567
Liberal Democrat 9070
Independent 1049
National Democratic Resistance 381

More information about the 1997 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th Jun, 2001
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 19861 Elected
Labour 15179
Liberal Democrat 6300
UK Independence Party 1661
Independent 313

More information about the 2001 General Election is available here.

Election of 5th May, 2005
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 21215 Elected
Labour 14932
Liberal Democrat 9075
UK Independence Party 1703

More information about the 2005 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th May, 2010
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 24328 Elected
Liberal Democrat 10842
Labour 10401
UK Independence Party 2142
British National Party 1865
Social Democratic Party 914
Green 762

More information about the 2010 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th May, 2015
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 25276 Elected
Labour 10343
UK Independence Party 8955
Liberal Democrat 2966
Green 1731
Yorkshire First 720

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, East Yorkshire CCon through time | Political Life Statistics | Political Parties, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12742885/cube/POL_PARTY

Date accessed: 11th December 2019