Groupings of Political Parties


Election of 1st May, 1997
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 21109
Labour 15395
Liberal 6885
Right 1059

More information about the 1997 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th Jun, 2001
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 17834
Labour 12347
Liberal 5739
Right 1062

More information about the 2001 General Election is available here.

Election of 5th May, 2005
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 20555
Labour 9914
Liberal 6832
Right 1078
Other 269

More information about the 2005 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th May, 2010
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 22743
Labour 9780
Liberal 7242
Right 2421
Other 920

More information about the 2010 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th May, 2015
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 20999
Labour 12613
Right 5644
Liberal 2400
Other 1854
Left 241

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

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

Date accessed: 12th August 2020