Political Parties


Election of 9th Jun, 1983
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 31067 Elected
Liberal 16716
Labour 4239

More information about the 1983 General Election is available here.

Election of 3rd May, 1984
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 21545 Elected
Liberal 18946
Labour 2949
Independent (1) 117
Independent (2) 82
Independent (3) 29

This was a by-election.

Election of 11th Jun, 1987
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 34024 Elected
Liberal 19681
Labour 3224
Independent Conservative 299

More information about the 1987 General Election is available here.

Election of 9th Apr, 1992
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 35008 Elected
Liberal Democrat 20033
Labour 3840
Green 710
Natural Law 147
Independent 98

More information about the 1992 General Election is available here.

Election of 1st May, 1997
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 25165 Elected
Liberal Democrat 22471
Labour 5333
Referendum Party 2830
UK Independence Party 401
People's Labour Party 258

More information about the 1997 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th Jun, 2001
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 22462 Elected
Liberal Democrat 21601
Labour 4321
UK Independence Party 1208

More information about the 2001 General Election is available here.

Election of 5th May, 2005
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 26420 Elected
Liberal Democrat 20709
Labour 4150
UK Independence Party 958
Veritas 172

More information about the 2005 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th May, 2010
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 33605 Elected
Liberal Democrat 17287
Labour 3419
UK Independence Party 1486
Green 690
British National Party 644
Pirate Party UK 94
No party listed 34

More information about the 2010 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th May, 2015
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 34199 Elected
UK Independence Party 5643
Labour 5415
National Health Action Party 4851
Liberal Democrat 3586
Green 3105
Something New 320

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, South West Surrey CCon through time | Political Life Statistics | Political Parties, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12755910/cube/POL_PARTY

Date accessed: 07th August 2020