Political Parties


Election of 1st May, 1997
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 25262 Elected
Conservative 21420
Liberal Democrat 4728
Referendum Party 1023
Independent (1) 695
Green 562
UK Independence Party 183
Natural Law 79
Independent (2) 74

More information about the 1997 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th Jun, 2001
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 19801 Elected
Conservative 17786
Liberal Democrat 5294
Green 1444
UK Independence Party 375

More information about the 2001 General Election is available here.

Election of 5th May, 2005
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 22407 Elected
Labour 17378
Liberal Democrat 7116
Green 1933
UK Independence Party 493

More information about the 2005 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, Hammersmith and Fulham BCon through time | Political Life Statistics | Political Parties, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12738572/cube/POL_PARTY

Date accessed: 12th August 2020