Political Parties


Election of 9th Jun, 1983
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 17888 Elected
Scottish National Party 11155
Liberal 10997
Labour 4414

More information about the 1983 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 11th Jun, 1987
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 18716 Elected
Scottish National Party 13040
Liberal 7969
Labour 7490

More information about the 1987 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 9th Apr, 1992
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 20195 Elected
Scottish National Party 18101
Labour 6267
Liberal Democrat 5714

More information about the 1992 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 25th May, 1995
Party Votes Outcome
Scottish National Party 16931 Elected
Labour 9620
Conservative 8990
Liberal Democrat 4952
Monster Raving Loony Party 586
UK Independence Party 504
Green 223
Independent 88
Natural Law 54

This was a by-election.


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, Perth and Kinross CCon through time | Political Life Statistics | Political Parties, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: https://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12739370/cube/POL_PARTY

Date accessed: 20th June 2024