Political Parties


Election of 1st May, 1997
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 16187 Elected
Scottish National Party 13848
Liberal Democrat 8364
Conservative 8355
Referendum Party 436
Green 354
Independent 224

More information about the 1997 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th Jun, 2001
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 15605 Elected
Scottish National Party 10889
Liberal Democrat 9420
Conservative 5653
Scottish Socialist Party 892

More information about the 2001 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, Inverness East Nairn and Lochaber CCon through time | Political Life Statistics | Political Parties, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12754644/cube/POL_PARTY

Date accessed: 25th October 2020