Political Parties


Election of 28th Feb, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 28260 Elected
Liberal 13806
Labour 10945
National Front 1192

More information about the 1974 Feb General Election is available here.

Election of 10th Oct, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 25888 Elected
Labour 10966
Liberal 9922
National Front 1255

More information about the 1974 Oct General Election is available here.

Election of 3rd May, 1979
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 31663 Elected
Labour 11584
Liberal 7223
National Front 895

More information about the 1979 General Election is available here.

Election of 9th Jun, 1983
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 26451 Elected
Liberal 10652
Labour 8132
British National Party 318

More information about the 1983 General Election is available here.

Election of 13th Dec, 1984
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 16684 Elected
Liberal 11973
Labour 4000
Independent (1) 687
Independent (2) 80
Independent (3) 78
Independent (4) 50
Independent (5) 48
Independent (6) 45

This was a by-election.

Election of 11th Jun, 1987
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 28445 Elected
Liberal 10100
Labour 9114
Green 696

More information about the 1987 General Election is available here.

Election of 9th Apr, 1992
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 28422 Elected
Labour 12859
Liberal Democrat 7080
Green 696

More information about the 1992 General Election is available here.

Election of 1st May, 1997
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 20570 Elected
Conservative 19137
Liberal Democrat 4966
Referendum Party 1342
Christian Democrat 289
Independent 229

More information about the 1997 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th Jun, 2001
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 21727 Elected
Conservative 16181
Liberal Democrat 2935
Green 662
UK Independence Party 298
Independent 105

More information about the 2001 General Election is available here.

Election of 5th May, 2005
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 18830 Elected
Labour 17083
Liberal Democrat 4724
Green 1083
UK Independence Party 490

More information about the 2005 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th May, 2010
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 21928 Elected
Labour 14302
Liberal Democrat 6124
Green 632
UK Independence Party 505
Independent 391
Respect 174
English Democrats 173
No party listed 88
A Better Britain for All 35

More information about the 2010 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th May, 2015
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 22624 Elected
Labour 17871
UK Independence Party 2109
Green 1690
Liberal Democrat 1518

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, Enfield Southgate BCon through time | Political Life Statistics | Political Parties, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12741315/cube/POL_PARTY

Date accessed: 20th October 2019