Groupings of Political Parties


Election of 5th May, 2005
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 23264
Nationalist 9789
Liberal 7321
Conservative 4538
Left 838

More information about the 2005 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th May, 2010
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 23207
Nationalist 15364
Conservative 5698
Liberal 5225
Right 1283

More information about the 2010 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th May, 2015
Party Votes Outcome
Nationalist 34831
Labour 15130
Conservative 7325
Right 1829
Liberal 1225

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

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12797746/cube/POL_PARTY_GROUP

Date accessed: 20th October 2020