Groupings of Political Parties


Election of 1st May, 1997
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 17907
Nationalist 14457
Conservative 5022
Liberal 3150
Other 1196

More information about the 1997 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th Jun, 2001
Party Votes Outcome
Nationalist 16130
Labour 13540
Conservative 4912
Liberal 2815
Right 656

More information about the 2001 General Election is available here.

Election of 5th May, 2005
Party Votes Outcome
Nationalist 17561
Labour 10843
Conservative 5235
Liberal 3719
Right 661
Other 272

More information about the 2005 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th May, 2010
Party Votes Outcome
Nationalist 13546
Labour 10065
Conservative 8506
Liberal 4609
Right 1285

More information about the 2010 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th May, 2015
Party Votes Outcome
Nationalist 15140
Labour 9541
Conservative 8336
Right 4363
Other 1091
Liberal 928

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, Carmarthen East and Dinefwr CCon through time | Political Life Statistics | Groupings of Political Parties, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12748176/cube/POL_PARTY_GROUP

Date accessed: 17th November 2019