Political Parties


Election of 1st May, 1997
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 21109 Elected
Labour 15395
Liberal Democrat 6885
British National Party 1059

More information about the 1997 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th Jun, 2001
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 17834 Elected
Labour 12347
Liberal Democrat 5739
British National Party 1062

More information about the 2001 General Election is available here.

Election of 5th May, 2005
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 20555 Elected
Labour 9914
Liberal Democrat 6832
UK Independence Party 1078
Independent 269

More information about the 2005 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th May, 2010
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 22743 Elected
Labour 9780
Liberal Democrat 7242
British National Party 1288
UK Independence Party 1133
Green 650
Independent (1) 202
Independent (2) 68

More information about the 2010 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th May, 2015
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 20999 Elected
Labour 12613
UK Independence Party 5644
Liberal Democrat 2400
Green 1854
Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition 241
Class War 0

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, Chingford and Woodford Green BCon through time | Political Life Statistics | Political Parties, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12755065/cube/POL_PARTY

Date accessed: 12th August 2020