Groupings of Political Parties


Election of 9th Jun, 1983
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 20250
Conservative 11450
Left 10545
Nationalist 4165

More information about the 1983 General Election is available here.

Election of 11th Jun, 1987
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 23713
Conservative 9586
Nationalist 8881
Left 6698

More information about the 1987 General Election is available here.

Election of 9th Apr, 1992
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 22210
Nationalist 15231
Conservative 9438
Liberal 2722

More information about the 1992 General Election is available here.

Election of 1st May, 1997
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 23621
Nationalist 16365
Conservative 5125
Liberal 1891
Other 407

More information about the 1997 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th Jun, 2001
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 19926
Nationalist 9592
Conservative 3943
Liberal 3177
Left 1027

More information about the 2001 General Election is available here.

Election of 5th May, 2005
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 20976
Nationalist 12273
Conservative 5026
Liberal 4945
Left 833
Right 330

More information about the 2005 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th May, 2010
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 24460
Nationalist 12082
Conservative 6592
Liberal 3419

More information about the 2010 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th May, 2015
Party Votes Outcome
Nationalist 30000
Labour 16362
Conservative 6752
Liberal 789

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

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

Date accessed: 22nd July 2019