Groupings of Political Parties


Election of 9th Jun, 1983
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 21863
Labour 16844
Liberal 7668
Right 290
Other 231
Left 88

More information about the 1983 General Election is available here.

Election of 11th Jun, 1987
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 24197
Labour 17290
Liberal 5934
Other 508

More information about the 1987 General Election is available here.

Election of 9th Apr, 1992
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 25188
Labour 17662
Liberal 4636
Other 757

More information about the 1992 General Election is available here.

Election of 1st May, 1997
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 20084
Conservative 17108
Liberal 4739
Other 1831
Right 233

More information about the 1997 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th Jun, 2001
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 15911
Conservative 13140
Liberal 4671
Right 347
Other 185

More information about the 2001 General Election is available here.

Election of 5th May, 2005
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 15497
Labour 13731
Liberal 5965
Other 993
Right 388

More information about the 2005 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th May, 2010
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 21223
Labour 11170
Liberal 6907
Right 894
Other 591

More information about the 2010 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th May, 2015
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 23018
Labour 12838
Liberal 2717
Other 2251
Right 1989

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, Putney BCon through time | Political Life Statistics | Groupings of Political Parties, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12742071/cube/POL_PARTY_GROUP

Date accessed: 12th August 2020