Political Parties


Election of 9th Jun, 1983
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 20250 Elected
Conservative 11450
Social Democratic Party 10545
Scottish National Party 4165

More information about the 1983 General Election is available here.

Election of 11th Jun, 1987
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 23713 Elected
Conservative 9586
Scottish National Party 8881
Social Democratic Party 6698

More information about the 1987 General Election is available here.

Election of 9th Apr, 1992
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 22210 Elected
Scottish National Party 15231
Conservative 9438
Liberal Democrat 2722

More information about the 1992 General Election is available here.

Election of 1st May, 1997
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 23621 Elected
Scottish National Party 16365
Conservative 5125
Liberal Democrat 1891
Referendum Party 284
Natural Law 123

More information about the 1997 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th Jun, 2001
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 19926 Elected
Scottish National Party 9592
Conservative 3943
Liberal Democrat 3177
Scottish Socialist Party 1027

More information about the 2001 General Election is available here.

Election of 5th May, 2005
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 20976 Elected
Scottish National Party 12273
Conservative 5026
Liberal Democrat 4945
Scottish Socialist Party 833
UK Independence Party 330

More information about the 2005 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th May, 2010
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 24460 Elected
Scottish National Party 12082
Conservative 6592
Liberal Democrat 3419

More information about the 2010 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th May, 2015
Party Votes Outcome
Scottish National Party 30000 Elected
Labour and Co-operative 16362
Conservative 6752
Liberal Democrat 789

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

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12755569/cube/POL_PARTY

Date accessed: 15th July 2019