Groupings of Political Parties


Election of 9th Jun, 1983
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 30371
Labour 16073
Left 12234

More information about the 1983 General Election is available here.

Election of 11th Jun, 1987
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 31067
Labour 19284
Left 13845

More information about the 1987 General Election is available here.

Election of 9th Apr, 1992
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 33174
Labour 26472
Liberal 8925
Other 302

More information about the 1992 General Election is available here.

Election of 1st May, 1997
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 31486
Conservative 19393
Liberal 5054
Other 318

More information about the 1997 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th Jun, 2001
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 23914
Conservative 15361
Liberal 5370
Right 1097
Other 983
Left 442

More information about the 2001 General Election is available here.

Election of 5th May, 2005
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 22505
Conservative 16590
Liberal 7497
Right 1861
Other 1200

More information about the 2005 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th May, 2010
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 20571
Labour 19802
Liberal 6811
Right 2684
Other 1273

More information about the 2010 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th May, 2015
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 22104
Labour 19696
Right 7580
Other 1761
Liberal 1055

More information about the 2015 General Election is available here.


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, Waveney CCon through time | Political Life Statistics | Groupings of Political Parties, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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

Date accessed: 27th November 2021