Political Parties


Election of 1st May, 1997
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 24791 Elected
Conservative 19667
Liberal Democrat 7672
Referendum Party 2191

More information about the 1997 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th Jun, 2001
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 22426 Elected
Conservative 18841
Liberal Democrat 3977
Green 1049
UK Independence Party 970
ProLife Alliance 260

More information about the 2001 General Election is available here.

Election of 5th May, 2005
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 19248 Elected
Labour 18003
Liberal Democrat 7495
Green 1214
UK Independence Party 952

More information about the 2005 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th May, 2010
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 21108 Elected
Labour 12978
Liberal Democrat 11093
UK Independence Party 1484
British National Party 1445
Green 734
Independent 329
Alliance for Green Socialism 111

More information about the 2010 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th May, 2015
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 20613 Elected
Labour 14413
UK Independence Party 8162
Green 2185
Liberal Democrat 2159
Alliance for Green Socialism 207

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, Scarborough and Whitby CCon through time | Political Life Statistics | Political Parties, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12756616/cube/POL_PARTY

Date accessed: 22nd October 2019