Political Parties


Election of 9th Jun, 1983
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 22284 Elected
Labour 17707
Social Democratic Party 11079

More information about the 1983 General Election is available here.

Election of 11th Jun, 1987
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 25432 Elected
Labour 21504
Social Democratic Party 7799

More information about the 1987 General Election is available here.

Election of 9th Apr, 1992
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 26568 Elected
Conservative 22990
Liberal Democrat 6089

More information about the 1992 General Election is available here.

Election of 1st May, 1997
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 27630 Elected
Conservative 13133
Liberal Democrat 4264
Independent 1995
Referendum Party 1208

More information about the 1997 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th Jun, 2001
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 21724 Elected
Conservative 11835
Liberal Democrat 4750
UK Independence Party 711

More information about the 2001 General Election is available here.

Election of 5th May, 2005
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 17360 Elected
Conservative 11323
Liberal Democrat 6130
UK Independence Party 758
Build Duddon and Morecambe Bridges 409
Veritas 306
Independent 207

More information about the 2005 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th May, 2010
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 21226 Elected
Conservative 16018
Liberal Democrat 4424
UK Independence Party 841
British National Party 840
Green 530
Independent 245

More information about the 2010 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th May, 2015
Party Votes Outcome
Labour and Co-operative 18320 Elected
Conservative 17525
UK Independence Party 5070
Liberal Democrat 1169
Green 1061
Independent 130

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, Barrow and Furness CCon through time | Political Life Statistics | Political Parties, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12744742/cube/POL_PARTY

Date accessed: 16th October 2019