Groupings of Political Parties


Election of 9th Jun, 1983
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 22284
Labour 17707
Left 11079

More information about the 1983 General Election is available here.

Election of 11th Jun, 1987
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 25432
Labour 21504
Left 7799

More information about the 1987 General Election is available here.

Election of 9th Apr, 1992
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 26568
Conservative 22990
Liberal 6089

More information about the 1992 General Election is available here.

Election of 1st May, 1997
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 27630
Conservative 13133
Liberal 4264
Other 3203

More information about the 1997 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th Jun, 2001
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 21724
Conservative 11835
Liberal 4750
Right 711

More information about the 2001 General Election is available here.

Election of 5th May, 2005
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 17360
Conservative 11323
Liberal 6130
Other 922
Right 758

More information about the 2005 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th May, 2010
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 21226
Conservative 16018
Liberal 4424
Right 1681
Other 775

More information about the 2010 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th May, 2015
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 18320
Conservative 17525
Right 5070
Other 1191
Liberal 1169

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, Barrow and Furness CCon through time | Political Life Statistics | Groupings of Political Parties, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12744742/cube/POL_PARTY_GROUP

Date accessed: 19th November 2019