Political Parties


Election of 9th Jun, 1983
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 24978 Elected
Conservative 7600
Social Democratic Party 5381
Communist Party of Great Britain 261
Workers' Party 234

More information about the 1983 General Election is available here.

Election of 11th Jun, 1987
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 25505 Elected
Conservative 4816
Social Democratic Party 3912
Communist Party of Great Britain 601

More information about the 1987 General Election is available here.

Election of 9th Apr, 1992
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 20550 Elected
Conservative 3113
Liberal Democrat 2498
Green 738
Natural Law 169

More information about the 1992 General Election is available here.

Election of 1st May, 1997
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 26858 Elected
Liberal Democrat 5059
Conservative 3635
Socialist Party of Great Britain 776
Liberal 594
Referendum Party 586
People's Labour Party 277
Independent 179
Natural Law 171

More information about the 1997 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th Jun, 2001
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 18201 Elected
Liberal Democrat 4251
Conservative 2142
Socialist Alliance 909

More information about the 2001 General Election is available here.

Election of 5th May, 2005
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 17951 Elected
Liberal Democrat 7737
Conservative 2843
Green 1707
Socialist Labour Party 498
UK Independence Party 455

More information about the 2005 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th May, 2010
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 22998 Elected
Liberal Democrat 8825
Conservative 4243
Green 1355
British National Party 706
UK Independence Party 674

More information about the 2010 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th May, 2015
Party Votes Outcome
Labour and Co-operative 29835 Elected
Green 5372
Conservative 4245
UK Independence Party 2510
Liberal Democrat 1719
Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition 582

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, Liverpool Riverside BCon through time | Political Life Statistics | Political Parties, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12746301/cube/POL_PARTY

Date accessed: 22nd November 2019