Political Parties


Election of 28th Feb, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 27823 Elected
Labour 27020
Liberal 10852

More information about the 1974 Feb General Election is available here.

Election of 10th Oct, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 27513 Elected
Labour 26170
Liberal 8862

More information about the 1974 Oct General Election is available here.

Election of 3rd May, 1979
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 33796 Elected
Labour 25868
Liberal 6588

More information about the 1979 General Election is available here.

Election of 9th Jun, 1983
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 23358 Elected
Social Democratic Party 20211
Labour 10139

More information about the 1983 General Election is available here.

Election of 11th Jun, 1987
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 29393 Elected
Social Democratic Party 18568
Labour 10184

More information about the 1987 General Election is available here.

Election of 9th Apr, 1992
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 32554 Elected
Labour 20990
Liberal Democrat 8599
Natural Law 330

More information about the 1992 General Election is available here.

Election of 1st May, 1997
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 25250 Elected
Conservative 23911
Liberal Democrat 5513
Referendum Party 2923

More information about the 1997 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th Jun, 2001
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 24846 Elected
Labour 21361
Liberal Democrat 4292
UK Independence Party 704

More information about the 2001 General Election is available here.

Election of 5th May, 2005
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 25471 Elected
Labour 16291
Liberal Democrat 7026
UK Independence Party 1861

More information about the 2005 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th May, 2010
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 25916 Elected
Liberal Democrat 11106
Labour 6353
UK Independence Party 1841
British National Party 1839
Green 745

More information about the 2010 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th May, 2015
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 24727 Elected
Labour 10779
UK Independence Party 8412
Green 1780
Liberal Democrat 1673

More information about the 2015 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, North West Norfolk CCon through time | Political Life Statistics | Political Parties, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12740396/cube/POL_PARTY

Date accessed: 03rd July 2022