Political Parties


Election of 1st May, 1997
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 25808 Elected
Conservative 18312
Liberal Democrat 4025
Referendum Party 1163
UK Independence Party 369
Liberal 177

More information about the 1997 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th Jun, 2001
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 19722 Elected
Conservative 15124
Liberal Democrat 4721
UK Independence Party 683

More information about the 2001 General Election is available here.

Election of 5th May, 2005
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 18801 Elected
Conservative 16232
Liberal Democrat 6175
Veritas 1320
UK Independence Party 1212

More information about the 2005 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th May, 2010
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 21238 Elected
Labour 15148
Liberal Democrat 7516
UK Independence Party 2253
Christian Party 235

More information about the 2010 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th May, 2015
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 23606 Elected
Labour 12304
UK Independence Party 8727
Liberal Democrat 1427
Green 1110

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

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12757359/cube/POL_PARTY

Date accessed: 17th October 2021