Groupings of Political Parties


Election of 9th Jun, 1983
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 22740
Labour 16275
Liberal 14827
Other 403

More information about the 1983 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 11th Jun, 1987
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 24809
Labour 21200
Liberal 13112

More information about the 1987 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 9th Apr, 1992
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 27819
Conservative 27628
Liberal 7978
Other 321

More information about the 1992 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 1st May, 1997
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 28721
Conservative 17914
Liberal 7199
Other 1248

More information about the 1997 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 7th Jun, 2001
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 22419
Conservative 15022
Liberal 7419
Right 637

More information about the 2001 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 5th May, 2005
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 18972
Conservative 15457
Liberal 11111
Right 804
Other 453

More information about the 2005 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 6th May, 2010
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 19641
Labour 18088
Liberal 15094
Right 1624
Other 427

More information about the 2010 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 7th May, 2015
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 25928
Labour 23178
Right 4909
Liberal 3335
Other 1765
Left 238

More information about the 2015 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 8th Jun, 2017
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 29994
Conservative 27445
Liberal 3339
Other 1217

More information about the 2017 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 12th Dec, 2019
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 28187
Labour 26177
Liberal 5732
Other 1635
Left 168

More information about the 2019 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election


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, Warrington South BCon through time | Political Life Statistics | Groupings of Political Parties, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: https://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12747445/cube/POL_PARTY_GROUP

Date accessed: 13th July 2024