Groupings of Political Parties


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

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

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

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

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

More information about the 1979 General Election is available here.

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

More information about the 1983 General Election is available here.

Election of 13th Dec, 1984
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 16684
Liberal 11973
Labour 4000
Other 988

This was a by-election.

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

More information about the 1987 General Election is available here.

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

More information about the 1992 General Election is available here.

Election of 1st May, 1997
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 20570
Conservative 19137
Liberal 4966
Other 1860

More information about the 1997 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th Jun, 2001
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 21727
Conservative 16181
Liberal 2935
Other 767
Right 298

More information about the 2001 General Election is available here.

Election of 5th May, 2005
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 18830
Labour 17083
Liberal 4724
Other 1083
Right 490

More information about the 2005 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th May, 2010
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 21928
Labour 14302
Liberal 6124
Other 1319
Right 505
Left 174

More information about the 2010 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th May, 2015
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 22624
Labour 17871
Right 2109
Other 1690
Liberal 1518

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

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

Date accessed: 18th October 2019