Political Parties


Election of 9th Jun, 1983
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 36968 Elected
Liberal 18641
Labour 3247

More information about the 1983 General Election is available here.

Election of 11th Jun, 1987
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 43093 Elected
Liberal 19307
Labour 4443

More information about the 1987 General Election is available here.

Election of 9th Apr, 1992
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 47541 Elected
Liberal Democrat 18376
Labour 6840
Green 1113
Independent 165

More information about the 1992 General Election is available here.

Election of 1st May, 1997
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 27927 Elected
Liberal Democrat 16337
Labour 9945
Referendum Party 2757
Green 649
UK Independence Party 513

More information about the 1997 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th Jun, 2001
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 23950 Elected
Liberal Democrat 15060
Labour 9866
UK Independence Party 1413

More information about the 2001 General Election is available here.

Election of 5th May, 2005
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 24273 Elected
Liberal Democrat 18764
Labour 8519
UK Independence Party 1583

More information about the 2005 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th May, 2010
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 29137 Elected
Liberal Democrat 15640
Labour 4043
UK Independence Party 1477
English Democrats 710
Justice and Anti-Corruption Party 310

More information about the 2010 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th May, 2015
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 31334 Elected
UK Independence Party 6187
Liberal Democrat 5732
Labour 5220
Green 3176

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 Hampshire CCon through time | Political Life Statistics | Political Parties, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12745679/cube/POL_PARTY

Date accessed: 26th June 2022