Groupings of Political Parties


Election of 1st May, 1997
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 26017
Liberal 11619
Labour 8203
Other 4820
Right 452

More information about the 1997 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th Jun, 2001
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 23379
Liberal 10122
Labour 8744
Right 1702

More information about the 2001 General Election is available here.

Election of 5th May, 2005
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 25407
Liberal 12858
Labour 7630
Right 1392

More information about the 2005 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th May, 2010
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 32075
Liberal 13478
Labour 5173
Right 2213

More information about the 2010 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th May, 2015
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 35573
Liberal 5657
Labour 5290
Right 4732
Other 2748

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

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

Date accessed: 03rd July 2022