Groupings of Political Parties


Election of 9th Jun, 1983
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 15931
Conservative 13301
Left 10293
Nationalist 697

More information about the 1983 General Election is available here.

Election of 11th Jun, 1987
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 20518
Conservative 13454
Left 7383
Nationalist 458

More information about the 1987 General Election is available here.

Election of 9th Apr, 1992
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 23050
Conservative 13151
Liberal 4991
Other 716

More information about the 1992 General Election is available here.

Election of 1st May, 1997
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 21481
Conservative 7958
Liberal 3880
Left 1951
Other 1267
Nationalist 721

More information about the 1997 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th Jun, 2001
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 17120
Conservative 7246
Liberal 4394
Nationalist 1519
Left 593
Right 410

More information about the 2001 General Election is available here.

Election of 5th May, 2005
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 14389
Liberal 7551
Conservative 7459
Nationalist 1221
Right 945
Left 260

More information about the 2005 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th May, 2010
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 12744
Liberal 11094
Conservative 7918
Right 1845
Nationalist 724
Left 123

More information about the 2010 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th May, 2015
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 14290
Conservative 9585
Right 6466
Liberal 2251
Nationalist 1231
Other 887
Left 398

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

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

Date accessed: 20th May 2019