Groupings of Political Parties


Election of 6th May, 2010
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 24631
Liberal 14744
Labour 3373
Right 2701
Other 2119

More information about the 2010 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th May, 2015
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 26716
Right 6720
Liberal 5768
Labour 5478
Other 3341

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

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/13093647/cube/POL_PARTY_GROUP

Date accessed: 23rd October 2021