Groupings of Political Parties


Election of 9th Jun, 1983
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 26801
Left 12256
Labour 6482
Right 324

More information about the 1983 General Election is available here.

Election of 11th Jun, 1987
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 29225
Left 11745
Labour 8395
Other 996

More information about the 1987 General Election is available here.

Election of 9th Apr, 1992
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 30867
Labour 12657
Liberal 9563
Other 873

More information about the 1992 General Election is available here.

Election of 1st May, 1997
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 21586
Labour 18820
Liberal 5576
Other 2535
Right 438

More information about the 1997 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th Jun, 2001
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 21050
Labour 14400
Liberal 4603
Right 1375
Other 440

More information about the 2001 General Election is available here.

Election of 5th May, 2005
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 21699
Labour 14065
Liberal 6279
Right 1689

More information about the 2005 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th May, 2010
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 22826
Labour 9298
Liberal 8400
Right 2819

More information about the 2010 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th May, 2015
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 23045
Right 12097
Labour 8411
Other 1855
Liberal 1645

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, North Thanet CCon through time | Political Life Statistics | Groupings of Political Parties, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12755879/cube/POL_PARTY_GROUP

Date accessed: 01st July 2022