Political Parties


Election of 9th Jun, 1983
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 15931 Elected
Conservative 13301
Social Democratic Party 10293
Plaid Cymru 697

More information about the 1983 General Election is available here.

Election of 11th Jun, 1987
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 20518 Elected
Conservative 13454
Social Democratic Party 7383
Plaid Cymru 458

More information about the 1987 General Election is available here.

Election of 9th Apr, 1992
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 23050 Elected
Conservative 13151
Liberal Democrat 4991
Plaid Cymru/Green 716

More information about the 1992 General Election is available here.

Election of 1st May, 1997
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 21481 Elected
Conservative 7958
Liberal Democrat 3880
Socialist Labour Party 1951
Referendum Party 1267
Plaid Cymru 721

More information about the 1997 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th Jun, 2001
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 17120 Elected
Conservative 7246
Liberal Democrat 4394
Plaid Cymru 1519
Socialist Labour Party 420
UK Independence Party 410
Communist Party of Great Britain 173

More information about the 2001 General Election is available here.

Election of 5th May, 2005
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 14389 Elected
Liberal Democrat 7551
Conservative 7459
Plaid Cymru 1221
UK Independence Party 945
Socialist Labour Party 260

More information about the 2005 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th May, 2010
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 12744 Elected
Liberal Democrat 11094
Conservative 7918
British National Party 1168
Plaid Cymru 724
UK Independence Party 677
Socialist Labour Party 123

More information about the 2010 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th May, 2015
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 14290 Elected
Conservative 9585
UK Independence Party 6466
Liberal Democrat 2251
Plaid Cymru 1231
Green 887
Socialist Labour Party 398

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, Newport East CCon through time | Political Life Statistics | Political Parties, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12748851/cube/POL_PARTY

Date accessed: 16th October 2019