Political Parties

Election of 1st May, 1997
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 16643 Elected
Scottish National Party 6978
Liberal Democrat 4629
Conservative 3539
Scottish Socialist Alliance 386
Referendum Party 282
Socialist Party of Great Britain 102
Natural Law 95

More information about the 1997 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 7th Jun, 2001
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 12014 Elected
Liberal Democrat 4754
Scottish National Party 4513
Conservative 2388
Scottish Socialist Party 1847
Green 1286

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

URL: https://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12745874/cube/POL_PARTY

Date accessed: 25th June 2024