Groupings of Political Parties


Election of 1st May, 1997
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 24438
Liberal 23420
Labour 7598
Other 3673

More information about the 1997 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th Jun, 2001
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 26258
Liberal 20568
Labour 6647
Right 1281
Other 1030

More information about the 2001 General Election is available here.

Election of 5th May, 2005
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 27838
Liberal 18488
Labour 7944
Right 2499
Other 1399

More information about the 2005 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th May, 2010
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 27614
Liberal 18294
Labour 4907
Right 3277
Other 802

More information about the 2010 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th May, 2015
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 29030
Right 8857
Labour 6835
Liberal 5626
Other 3415

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

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12739047/cube/POL_PARTY_GROUP

Date accessed: 04th July 2022