Political Parties


Election of 1st May, 1997
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 20864 Elected
Liberal Democrat 15766
Labour 12335
Referendum Party 1683
UK Independence Party 921

More information about the 1997 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th Jun, 2001
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 18608 Elected
Labour 12469
Liberal Democrat 9876
UK Independence Party 1195
Legalise Cannabis Alliance 920

More information about the 2001 General Election is available here.

Election of 5th May, 2005
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 19548 Elected
Labour 11365
Liberal Democrat 10844
UK Independence Party 2109
Legalise Cannabis Alliance 677

More information about the 2005 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th May, 2010
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 23458 Elected
Liberal Democrat 12353
Labour 8087
UK Independence Party 2984
Green 1126
English Democrats 389

More information about the 2010 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th May, 2015
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 24686 Elected
Labour 9737
UK Independence Party 8267
Liberal Democrat 3360
Green 2605
National Health Action Party 1243

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, East Worthing and Shoreham CCon through time | Political Life Statistics | Political Parties, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12742563/cube/POL_PARTY

Date accessed: 28th October 2021