Political Parties


Election of 5th May, 2005
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal Democrat 18993 Elected
Conservative 13092
Labour 7206
Scottish National Party 3885
Liberal 916
Scottish Socialist Party 695
UK Independence Party 601

More information about the 2005 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th May, 2010
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal Democrat 22230 Elected
Conservative 16555
Labour 5003
Scottish National Party 4497
UK Independence Party 595
Scottish Jacobite Party 134

More information about the 2010 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th May, 2015
Party Votes Outcome
Scottish National Party 20145 Elected
Conservative 19817
Liberal Democrat 10294
Labour 2700
UK Independence Party 1316
Green 631
Independent 135

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, Berwickshire Roxburgh and Selkirk CCon through time | Political Life Statistics | Political Parties, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12797667/cube/POL_PARTY

Date accessed: 22nd January 2020