Political Parties


Election of 1st May, 1997
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 26017 Elected
Liberal Democrat 11619
Labour 8203
Referendum Party 2420
Independent 2400
UK Independence Party 452

More information about the 1997 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th Jun, 2001
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 23379 Elected
Liberal Democrat 10122
Labour 8744
UK Independence Party 1702

More information about the 2001 General Election is available here.

Election of 5th May, 2005
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 25407 Elected
Liberal Democrat 12858
Labour 7630
UK Independence Party 1392

More information about the 2005 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th May, 2010
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 32075 Elected
Liberal Democrat 13478
Labour 5173
UK Independence Party 2213

More information about the 2010 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th May, 2015
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 35573 Elected
Liberal Democrat 5657
Labour 5290
UK Independence Party 4732
Green 2364
Monster Raving Loony Party 384

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, North East Hampshire CCon through time | Political Life Statistics | Political Parties, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12748887/cube/POL_PARTY

Date accessed: 28th June 2022