Political Parties


Election of 9th Jun, 1983
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 17873 Elected
Conservative 13007
Social Democratic Party 9908
Scottish National Party 5271

More information about the 1983 General Election is available here.

Election of 11th Jun, 1987
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 21826 Elected
Conservative 11324
Social Democratic Party 7909
Scottish National Party 7125

More information about the 1987 General Election is available here.

Election of 9th Apr, 1992
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 21418 Elected
Conservative 11231
Scottish National Party 11084
Liberal Democrat 3957
British National Party 342

More information about the 1992 General Election is available here.

Election of 1st May, 1997
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 23859 Elected
Scottish National Party 10050
Conservative 7396
Liberal Democrat 3796
British National Party 311

More information about the 1997 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th Jun, 2001
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 17822 Elected
Scottish National Party 10028
Conservative 5034
Liberal Democrat 4111
Scottish Socialist Party 974
UK Independence Party 253

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

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12755247/cube/POL_PARTY

Date accessed: 01st July 2022