Groupings of Political Parties


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

More information about the 1983 General Election is available here.

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

More information about the 1987 General Election is available here.

Election of 9th Apr, 1992
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 47541
Liberal 18376
Labour 6840
Other 1278

More information about the 1992 General Election is available here.

Election of 1st May, 1997
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 27927
Liberal 16337
Labour 9945
Other 3406
Right 513

More information about the 1997 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th Jun, 2001
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 23950
Liberal 15060
Labour 9866
Right 1413

More information about the 2001 General Election is available here.

Election of 5th May, 2005
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 24273
Liberal 18764
Labour 8519
Right 1583

More information about the 2005 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th May, 2010
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 29137
Liberal 15640
Labour 4043
Right 1477
Other 1020

More information about the 2010 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th May, 2015
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 31334
Right 6187
Liberal 5732
Labour 5220
Other 3176

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

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

Date accessed: 04th July 2022