Political Parties


Election of 1st May, 1997
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 27244 Elected
Conservative 13796
Liberal Democrat 5949
Referendum Party 1312

More information about the 1997 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th Jun, 2001
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 20611 Elected
Conservative 10974
Liberal Democrat 5643
Independent 1484
UK Independence Party 559

More information about the 2001 General Election is available here.

Election of 5th May, 2005
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 18759 Elected
Conservative 11904
Liberal Democrat 7723
UK Independence Party 1034

More information about the 2005 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th May, 2010
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 16953 Elected
Labour 15962
Liberal Democrat 8196
British National Party 1063
UK Independence Party 1018
Green 338
Independent (1) 270
Independent (2) 133
Independent (3) 57

More information about the 2010 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th May, 2015
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 20227 Elected
Labour 19421
UK Independence Party 4547
Liberal Democrat 1395
Green 1183
Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition 94

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, Weaver Vale CCon through time | Political Life Statistics | Political Parties, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12747469/cube/POL_PARTY

Date accessed: 19th September 2021