Political Parties

Election of 1st May, 1997
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 20925 Elected
Scottish National Party 6085
Conservative 2468
Liberal Democrat 1217
Scottish Socialist Alliance 970
Referendum Party 188

More information about the 1997 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 7th Jun, 2001
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 14200 Elected
Scottish National Party 4361
Conservative 1580
Scottish Socialist Party 1569
Liberal Democrat 1551

More information about the 2001 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

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, Glasgow Baillieston BCon through time | Political Life Statistics | Political Parties, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: https://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12745850/cube/POL_PARTY

Date accessed: 15th June 2024