Groupings of Political Parties


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

More information about the 1983 General Election is available here.

Election of 3rd May, 1984
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 21545
Liberal 18946
Labour 2949
Other 228

This was a by-election.

Election of 11th Jun, 1987
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 34323
Liberal 19681
Labour 3224

More information about the 1987 General Election is available here.

Election of 9th Apr, 1992
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 35008
Liberal 20033
Labour 3840
Other 955

More information about the 1992 General Election is available here.

Election of 1st May, 1997
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 25165
Liberal 22471
Labour 5333
Other 2830
Right 401
Left 258

More information about the 1997 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th Jun, 2001
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 22462
Liberal 21601
Labour 4321
Right 1208

More information about the 2001 General Election is available here.

Election of 5th May, 2005
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 26420
Liberal 20709
Labour 4150
Right 958
Other 172

More information about the 2005 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th May, 2010
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 33605
Liberal 17287
Labour 3419
Right 2130
Other 818

More information about the 2010 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th May, 2015
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 34199
Other 8276
Right 5643
Labour 5415
Liberal 3586

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

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

Date accessed: 07th August 2020