Groupings of Political Parties


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

More information about the 1997 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th Jun, 2001
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 22426
Conservative 18841
Liberal 3977
Other 1309
Right 970

More information about the 2001 General Election is available here.

Election of 5th May, 2005
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 19248
Labour 18003
Liberal 7495
Other 1214
Right 952

More information about the 2005 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th May, 2010
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 21108
Labour 12978
Liberal 11093
Right 2929
Other 1174

More information about the 2010 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th May, 2015
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 20613
Labour 14413
Right 8162
Other 2392
Liberal 2159

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

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

Date accessed: 20th October 2019