Groupings of Political Parties


Election of 1st May, 1997
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 20477
Conservative 11741
Liberal 5527
Nationalist 2683
Other 1975

More information about the 1997 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th Jun, 2001
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 15206
Conservative 12260
Nationalist 4658
Liberal 3882
Left 452
Right 319

More information about the 2001 General Election is available here.

Election of 5th May, 2005
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 14106
Labour 13499
Liberal 4963
Nationalist 4752
Right 498
Other 494
Left 275

More information about the 2005 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th May, 2010
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 16944
Labour 12339
Liberal 5759
Nationalist 3654
Right 906

More information about the 2010 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th May, 2015
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 16383
Labour 11414
Other 5204
Right 4257
Nationalist 2518
Liberal 780

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, Preseli Pembrokeshire CCon through time | Political Life Statistics | Groupings of Political Parties, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12740785/cube/POL_PARTY_GROUP

Date accessed: 25th October 2020