Political Parties


Election of 9th Jun, 1983
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 29635 Elected
Liberal 15020
Labour 10528

More information about the 1983 General Election is available here.

Election of 11th Jun, 1987
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 33741 Elected
Social Democratic Party 15725
Labour 11942

More information about the 1987 General Election is available here.

Election of 9th Apr, 1992
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 37406 Elected
Liberal Democrat 14912
Labour 13880

More information about the 1992 General Election is available here.

Election of 1st May, 1997
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 22033 Elected
Labour 20677
Liberal Democrat 8763
Independent 3377
People's Labour Party 570

More information about the 1997 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th Jun, 2001
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 21608 Elected
Labour 16595
Liberal Democrat 6323
UK Independence Party 1072

More information about the 2001 General Election is available here.

Election of 5th May, 2005
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 25487 Elected
Labour 14281
Liberal Democrat 6471
British National Party 1435
UK Independence Party 1184

More information about the 2005 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, Billericay CCon through time | Political Life Statistics | Political Parties, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12757050/cube/POL_PARTY

Date accessed: 12th August 2020