Political Parties


Election of 9th Jun, 1983
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 30371 Elected
Labour 16073
Social Democratic Party 12234

More information about the 1983 General Election is available here.

Election of 11th Jun, 1987
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 31067 Elected
Labour 19284
Social Democratic Party 13845

More information about the 1987 General Election is available here.

Election of 9th Apr, 1992
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 33174 Elected
Labour 26472
Liberal Democrat 8925
Natural Law 302

More information about the 1992 General Election is available here.

Election of 1st May, 1997
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 31486 Elected
Conservative 19393
Liberal Democrat 5054
Natural Law 318

More information about the 1997 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th Jun, 2001
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 23914 Elected
Conservative 15361
Liberal Democrat 5370
UK Independence Party 1097
Green 983
Socialist Alliance 442

More information about the 2001 General Election is available here.

Election of 5th May, 2005
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 22505 Elected
Conservative 16590
Liberal Democrat 7497
UK Independence Party 1861
Green 1200

More information about the 2005 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th May, 2010
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 20571 Elected
Labour 19802
Liberal Democrat 6811
UK Independence Party 2684
Green 1167
Independent 106

More information about the 2010 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th May, 2015
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 22104 Elected
Labour 19696
UK Independence Party 7580
Green 1761
Liberal Democrat 1055

More information about the 2015 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, Waveney CCon through time | Political Life Statistics | Political Parties, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12747457/cube/POL_PARTY

Date accessed: 02nd December 2021