Political Parties


Election of 9th Jun, 1983
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 34254 Elected
Liberal 13906
Labour 6317
Ecology Party 444

More information about the 1983 General Election is available here.

Election of 11th Jun, 1987
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 40530 Elected
Social Democratic Party 13486
Labour 8883
Green 874

More information about the 1987 General Election is available here.

Election of 9th Apr, 1992
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 48662 Elected
Labour 12432
Liberal Democrat 9386
Liberal 1045
Green 846
Monster Raving Loony Party 728
Independent Conservative 231
Independent (1) 107
Independent (2) 91
Natural Law 26

More information about the 1992 General Election is available here.

Election of 1st May, 1997
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 31501 Elected
Labour 13361
Liberal Democrat 8390
Referendum Party 3114
UK Independence Party 331
Christian Democrat 177
Independent 89

More information about the 1997 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th Jun, 2001
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 24507 Elected
Liberal Democrat 11715
Labour 11211
UK Independence Party 1656

More information about the 2001 General Election is available here.

Election of 5th May, 2005
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 26646 Elected
Liberal Democrat 13799
Labour 9821
UK Independence Party 2152

More information about the 2005 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th May, 2010
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 26516 Elected
Liberal Democrat 15697
Labour 5982
UK Independence Party 3258
Independent 1432
Green 652
Monster Raving Loony Party 548
Animal Protection Party 181

More information about the 2010 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th May, 2015
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 29652 Elected
Labour 10249
UK Independence Party 9473
Liberal Democrat 4375
Green 2178

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, Huntingdon CCon through time | Political Life Statistics | Political Parties, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12756719/cube/POL_PARTY

Date accessed: 30th March 2020