Groupings of Political Parties


Election of 9th Jun, 1983
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 17129
Liberal 14944
Nationalist 2442
Labour 2429
Other 242

More information about the 1983 General Election is available here.

Election of 11th Jun, 1987
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 17868
Conservative 16421
Labour 2947
Nationalist 2616

More information about the 1987 General Election is available here.

Election of 9th Apr, 1992
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 19515
Conservative 16122
Nationalist 3589
Labour 2319
Other 294

More information about the 1992 General Election is available here.

Election of 1st May, 1997
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 21432
Conservative 11076
Nationalist 4545
Labour 4301
Other 485

More information about the 1997 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th Jun, 2001
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 17926
Conservative 8190
Labour 3950
Nationalist 3596
Left 610
Other 420

More information about the 2001 General Election is available here.

Election of 5th May, 2005
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 20088
Conservative 7517
Labour 4920
Nationalist 4011
Other 1071
Right 533
Left 416

More information about the 2005 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th May, 2010
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 17763
Conservative 8715
Labour 6869
Nationalist 5685
Right 1032

More information about the 2010 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th May, 2015
Party Votes Outcome
Nationalist 18523
Liberal 14179
Conservative 7373
Labour 3476
Other 1712

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

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12754073/cube/POL_PARTY_GROUP

Date accessed: 18th May 2022