Political Parties


Election of 28th Feb, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 27195 Elected
Conservative 18543
National Front 2579

More information about the 1974 Feb General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 10th Oct, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 23406 Elected
Conservative 13446
Liberal 5135
National Front 2253

More information about the 1974 Oct General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 3rd May, 1979
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 26032 Elected
Conservative 17194
Liberal 4032
National Front 1308

More information about the 1979 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 9th Jun, 1983
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 20837 Elected
Conservative 19125
Social Democratic Party 5935
British National Party 469
Workers' Party 176

More information about the 1983 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 11th Jun, 1987
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 22156 Elected
Conservative 20955
Social Democratic Party 6708

More information about the 1987 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 9th Apr, 1992
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 22574 Elected
Conservative 18596
Liberal Democrat 6402
Green 517
Natural Law 171

More information about the 1992 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 1st May, 1997
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 22580 Elected
Conservative 9716
Liberal Democrat 5795
Referendum Party 970
Green 586
Socialist Labour Party 452
Socialist Party of Great Britain 327
British National Party 302
National Democratic Resistance 186

More information about the 1997 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 7th Jun, 2001
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 18014 Elected
Conservative 8375
Liberal Democrat 5085
Green 1074
Socialist Labour Party 350
Socialist Alliance 321

More information about the 2001 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 5th May, 2005
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 17184 Elected
Conservative 8114
Liberal Democrat 5803
Green 1571
Socialist Alternative 552

More information about the 2005 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 6th May, 2010
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 13745 Elected
Conservative 9728
Liberal Democrat 8107
British National Party 2158
UK Independence Party 883
Green 639
Independent (1) 181
Trade Unionist & Socialist Coalition 157
Pirate Party UK 113
Independent (2) 108

More information about the 2010 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 7th May, 2015
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 16051 Elected
Conservative 8848
UK Independence Party 5950
Green 1878
Liberal Democrat 1507
Trade Unionist & Socialist Coalition 288

More information about the 2015 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 8th Jun, 2017
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 22823 Elected
Conservative 11763
UK Independence Party 1406
Liberal Democrat 792
Green 607
Independent 121

More information about the 2017 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 12th Dec, 2019
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 17291 Elected
Conservative 13079
Liberal Democrat 1808
Brexit Party 1620
Green 977

More information about the 2019 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election


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, Leicester West BCon through time | Political Life Statistics | Political Parties, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: https://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12756446/cube/POL_PARTY

Date accessed: 27th May 2024