Groupings of Political Parties


Election of 9th Jun, 1983
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 34254
Liberal 13906
Labour 6317
Other 444

More information about the 1983 General Election is available here.

Election of 11th Jun, 1987
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 40530
Left 13486
Labour 8883
Other 874

More information about the 1987 General Election is available here.

Election of 9th Apr, 1992
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 48893
Labour 12432
Liberal 10431
Other 1798

More information about the 1992 General Election is available here.

Election of 1st May, 1997
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 31501
Labour 13361
Liberal 8390
Other 3380
Right 331

More information about the 1997 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th Jun, 2001
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 24507
Liberal 11715
Labour 11211
Right 1656

More information about the 2001 General Election is available here.

Election of 5th May, 2005
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 26646
Liberal 13799
Labour 9821
Right 2152

More information about the 2005 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th May, 2010
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 26516
Liberal 15697
Labour 5982
Right 3258
Other 2813

More information about the 2010 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th May, 2015
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 29652
Labour 10249
Right 9473
Liberal 4375
Other 2178

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

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12756719/cube/POL_PARTY_GROUP

Date accessed: 12th December 2019