Groupings of Political Parties


Election of 9th Jun, 1983
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 13380
Liberal 9536
Nationalist 8514
Labour 3204

More information about the 1983 General Election is available here.

Election of 11th Jun, 1987
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 13726
Conservative 12332
Nationalist 6297
Labour 4437

More information about the 1987 General Election is available here.

Election of 9th Apr, 1992
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 12739
Conservative 10117
Nationalist 8689
Labour 4946

More information about the 1992 General Election is available here.

Election of 1st May, 1997
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 14359
Nationalist 8278
Conservative 6774
Labour 5596
Other 713

More information about the 1997 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th Jun, 2001
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 9245
Labour 7592
Conservative 6436
Nationalist 6433
Left 1251

More information about the 2001 General Election is available here.

Election of 5th May, 2005
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 15786
Conservative 10150
Labour 9696
Nationalist 6716
Left 881

More information about the 2005 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th May, 2010
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 14292
Conservative 10861
Labour 10274
Nationalist 8563
Other 1217

More information about the 2010 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th May, 2015
Party Votes Outcome
Nationalist 22959
Liberal 14486
Conservative 7733
Labour 5394
Right 1311

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

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12736022/cube/POL_PARTY_GROUP

Date accessed: 30th November 2021