Groupings of Political Parties


Election of 9th Jun, 1983
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 17873
Conservative 13007
Left 9908
Nationalist 5271

More information about the 1983 General Election is available here.

Election of 11th Jun, 1987
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 21826
Conservative 11324
Left 7909
Nationalist 7125

More information about the 1987 General Election is available here.

Election of 9th Apr, 1992
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 21418
Conservative 11231
Nationalist 11084
Liberal 3957
Right 342

More information about the 1992 General Election is available here.

Election of 1st May, 1997
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 23859
Nationalist 10050
Conservative 7396
Liberal 3796
Right 311

More information about the 1997 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th Jun, 2001
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 17822
Nationalist 10028
Conservative 5034
Liberal 4111
Left 974
Right 253

More information about the 2001 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, Clydesdale CCon through time | Political Life Statistics | Groupings of Political Parties, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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

Date accessed: 01st July 2022