Groupings of Political Parties


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

More information about the 1983 General Election is available here.

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

More information about the 1987 General Election is available here.

Election of 9th Apr, 1992
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 15852
Conservative 11595
Nationalist 3437
Labour 2909

More information about the 1992 General Election is available here.

Election of 1st May, 1997
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 16243
Conservative 8337
Labour 5226
Nationalist 3959
Other 964
Right 202

More information about the 1997 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th Jun, 2001
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 14044
Conservative 6533
Labour 4498
Nationalist 2806
Left 463
Right 453

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

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

Date accessed: 29th June 2022