Political Parties


Election of 28th Feb, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 22469 Elected
Conservative 13087
Scottish National Party 12311

More information about the 1974 Feb General Election is available here.

Election of 10th Oct, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 20688 Elected
Scottish National Party 14587
Conservative 7539
Liberal 2788

More information about the 1974 Oct General Election is available here.

Election of 3rd May, 1979
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 25449 Elected
Conservative 12386
Scottish National Party 9416

More information about the 1979 General Election is available here.

Election of 9th Jun, 1983
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 15380 Elected
Conservative 10049
Social Democratic Party 9274
Scottish National Party 3452

More information about the 1983 General Election is available here.

Election of 11th Jun, 1987
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 20281 Elected
Conservative 8711
Social Democratic Party 7118
Scottish National Party 4794

More information about the 1987 General Election is available here.

Election of 9th Apr, 1992
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 17887 Elected
Scottish National Party 8761
Conservative 8476
Liberal Democrat 3729

More information about the 1992 General Election is available here.

Election of 1st May, 1997
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 18730 Elected
Scottish National Party 8020
Conservative 4779
Liberal Democrat 3031
Referendum Party 413

More information about the 1997 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th Jun, 2001
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 15227 Elected
Scottish National Party 6264
Conservative 3013
Liberal Democrat 2849
Scottish Socialist Party 804

More information about the 2001 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, Kirkcaldy CCon through time | Political Life Statistics | Political Parties, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12746167/cube/POL_PARTY

Date accessed: 02nd December 2021