Political Parties


Election of 9th Jun, 1983
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 29775 Elected
Liberal 13188
Labour 4798
Ecology Party 805

More information about the 1983 General Election is available here.

Election of 11th Jun, 1987
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 30259 Elected
Liberal 15339
Labour 6968

More information about the 1987 General Election is available here.

Election of 9th Apr, 1992
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 31798 Elected
Liberal Democrat 15362
Labour 8436
Natural Law 287

More information about the 1992 General Election is available here.

Election of 1st May, 1997
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 21463 Elected
Liberal Democrat 16942
Labour 10452
Referendum Party 1924

More information about the 1997 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th Jun, 2001
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 22486 Elected
Liberal Democrat 19339
Labour 5234
UK Independence Party 552
Independent 292

More information about the 2001 General Election is available here.

Election of 5th May, 2005
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal Democrat 22569 Elected
Conservative 22302
Labour 3796
UK Independence Party 660
Independent 309

More information about the 2005 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th May, 2010
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal Democrat 30896 Elected
Conservative 18632
Labour 1158
UK Independence Party 801

More information about the 2010 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th May, 2015
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal Democrat 25194 Elected
Conservative 16245
UK Independence Party 3031
Labour 2661
Green 1798

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

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12740517/cube/POL_PARTY

Date accessed: 19th September 2021