Political Parties


Election of 9th Jun, 1983
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 15920 Elected
Conservative 12524
Labour 2326
Scottish National Party 852

More information about the 1983 General Election is available here.

Election of 11th Jun, 1987
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 16388 Elected
Conservative 12380
Labour 2944
Scottish National Party 1586

More information about the 1987 General Election is available here.

Election of 9th Apr, 1992
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal Democrat 15852 Elected
Conservative 11595
Scottish National Party 3437
Labour 2909

More information about the 1992 General Election is available here.

Election of 1st May, 1997
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal Democrat 16243 Elected
Conservative 8337
Labour 5226
Scottish National Party 3959
Referendum Party 922
UK Independence Party 202
Natural Law 42

More information about the 1997 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th Jun, 2001
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal Democrat 14044 Elected
Conservative 6533
Labour 4498
Scottish National Party 2806
Scottish Socialist Party 463
UK Independence Party 453

More information about the 2001 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, Roxburgh and Berwickshire CCon through time | Political Life Statistics | Political Parties, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12736009/cube/POL_PARTY

Date accessed: 03rd July 2022