Groupings of Political Parties


Election of 9th Jun, 1983
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 18204
Labour 13415
Liberal 7296
Other 277
Right 229

More information about the 1983 General Election is available here.

Election of 10th Apr, 1986
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 16451
Conservative 12948
Left 6953
Other 732

This was a by-election.

Election of 11th Jun, 1987
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 21752
Labour 15430
Left 4365
Other 465

More information about the 1987 General Election is available here.

Election of 9th Apr, 1992
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 21438
Labour 14859
Liberal 3339
Other 534

More information about the 1992 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, Fulham BCon through time | Political Life Statistics | Groupings of Political Parties, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12757839/cube/POL_PARTY_GROUP

Date accessed: 12th August 2020