Groupings of Political Parties


Election of 1st May, 1997
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 20864
Liberal 15766
Labour 12335
Other 1683
Right 921

More information about the 1997 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th Jun, 2001
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 18608
Labour 12469
Liberal 9876
Right 1195
Other 920

More information about the 2001 General Election is available here.

Election of 5th May, 2005
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 19548
Labour 11365
Liberal 10844
Right 2109
Other 677

More information about the 2005 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th May, 2010
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 23458
Liberal 12353
Labour 8087
Right 2984
Other 1515

More information about the 2010 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th May, 2015
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 24686
Labour 9737
Right 8267
Other 3848
Liberal 3360

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

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

Date accessed: 17th October 2021