Political Parties


Election of 1st May, 1997
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 23834 Elected
Liberal Democrat 15249
Labour 9623
UK Independence Party 1824
Referendum Party 1291

More information about the 1997 General Election is available here.

Election of 4th May, 2000
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal Democrat 19571 Elected
Conservative 16260
Labour 1451
UK Independence Party 901
Legalise Cannabis Alliance 417
Independent 109

This was a by-election.

Election of 7th Jun, 2001
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal Democrat 22756 Elected
Conservative 20386
Labour 3986
UK Independence Party 730
Legalise Cannabis Alliance 601

More information about the 2001 General Election is available here.

Election of 5th May, 2005
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal Democrat 22465 Elected
Conservative 22340
Labour 4430
UK Independence Party 1076

More information about the 2005 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, Romsey CCon through time | Political Life Statistics | Political Parties, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12748917/cube/POL_PARTY

Date accessed: 06th December 2019