Groupings of Political Parties


Election of 1st May, 1997
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 25808
Conservative 18312
Liberal 4202
Other 1163
Right 369

More information about the 1997 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th Jun, 2001
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 19722
Conservative 15124
Liberal 4721
Right 683

More information about the 2001 General Election is available here.

Election of 5th May, 2005
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 18801
Conservative 16232
Liberal 6175
Other 1320
Right 1212

More information about the 2005 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th May, 2010
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 21238
Labour 15148
Liberal 7516
Right 2253
Other 235

More information about the 2010 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th May, 2015
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 23606
Labour 12304
Right 8727
Liberal 1427
Other 1110

More information about the 2015 General Election is available here.


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

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

Date accessed: 17th October 2021