Groupings of Political Parties


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

More information about the 1997 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th Jun, 2001
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 20611
Conservative 10974
Liberal 5643
Other 1484
Right 559

More information about the 2001 General Election is available here.

Election of 5th May, 2005
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 18759
Conservative 11904
Liberal 7723
Right 1034

More information about the 2005 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th May, 2010
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 16953
Labour 15962
Liberal 8196
Right 2081
Other 798

More information about the 2010 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th May, 2015
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 20227
Labour 19421
Right 4547
Liberal 1395
Other 1183
Left 94

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

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

Date accessed: 16th September 2021