Political Parties


Election of 9th Jun, 1983
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 15782 Elected
Social Democratic Party 8195
Conservative 7425
Scottish National Party 2783
Ecology Party 439

More information about the 1983 General Election is available here.

Election of 11th Jun, 1987
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 20193 Elected
Social Democratic Party 5751
Conservative 5741
Scottish National Party 4696

More information about the 1987 General Election is available here.

Election of 8th Nov, 1990
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 11353 Elected
Scottish National Party 7583
Conservative 3835
Liberal Democrat 2139
Green 918

This was a by-election.

Election of 9th Apr, 1992
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 17269 Elected
Scottish National Party 7948
Conservative 5576
Liberal Democrat 2779
Green 412
Natural Law 81

More information about the 1992 General Election is available here.

Election of 1st May, 1997
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 20295 Elected
Scottish National Party 7481
Conservative 3267
Liberal Democrat 2365
People's Labour Party 531
Referendum Party 196

More information about the 1997 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th Jun, 2001
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 15058 Elected
Scottish National Party 5737
Liberal Democrat 2709
Conservative 2404
Scottish Socialist Party 982
ProLife Alliance 263

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

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12746740/cube/POL_PARTY

Date accessed: 19th May 2022