Groupings of Political Parties


Election of 28th Feb, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 27195
Conservative 18543
Right 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
Conservative 13446
Liberal 5135
Right 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
Conservative 17194
Liberal 4032
Right 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
Conservative 19125
Left 6111
Right 469

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
Conservative 20955
Left 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
Conservative 18596
Liberal 6402
Other 688

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
Conservative 9716
Liberal 5795
Other 1742
Left 779
Right 302

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
Conservative 8375
Liberal 5085
Other 1074
Left 671

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
Conservative 8114
Liberal 5803
Other 1571
Left 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
Conservative 9728
Liberal 8107
Right 3041
Other 1041
Left 157

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
Conservative 8848
Right 5950
Other 1878
Liberal 1507
Left 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
Conservative 11763
Right 1406
Liberal 792
Other 728

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
Conservative 13079
Other 2597
Liberal 1808

More information about the 2019 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election


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

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

Date accessed: 23rd May 2024