Groupings of Political Parties


Election of 5th May, 2005
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 19909
Conservative 13092
Labour 7206
Nationalist 3885
Left 695
Right 601

More information about the 2005 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th May, 2010
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 22230
Conservative 16555
Labour 5003
Nationalist 4497
Right 595
Other 134

More information about the 2010 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th May, 2015
Party Votes Outcome
Nationalist 20145
Conservative 19817
Liberal 10294
Labour 2700
Right 1316
Other 766

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

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

Date accessed: 26th January 2020