Political Parties


Election of 9th Jun, 1983
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 20934 Elected
Conservative 14693
Liberal 9950
Scottish National Party 2083

More information about the 1983 General Election is available here.

Election of 11th Jun, 1987
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 24583 Elected
Conservative 14478
Liberal 7929
Scottish National Party 3727
Green 451

More information about the 1987 General Election is available here.

Election of 9th Apr, 1992
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 25537 Elected
Conservative 15501
Scottish National Party 7776
Liberal Democrat 6126

More information about the 1992 General Election is available here.

Election of 1st May, 1997
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 22881 Elected
Conservative 8660
Scottish National Party 6825
Liberal Democrat 4575
Referendum Party 491

More information about the 1997 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th Jun, 2001
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 17407 Elected
Conservative 6577
Liberal Democrat 6506
Scottish National Party 5381
Scottish Socialist Party 624
Socialist Labour Party 376

More information about the 2001 General Election is available here.

Election of 5th May, 2005
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 18983 Elected
Liberal Democrat 11363
Conservative 7315
Scottish National Party 5995
Green 1132
Scottish Socialist Party 504
UK Independence Party 306
Operation Christian Vote 178

More information about the 2005 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th May, 2010
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 21919 Elected
Conservative 9661
Liberal Democrat 8288
Scottish National Party 7883
Green 862
UK Independence Party 548

More information about the 2010 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th May, 2015
Party Votes Outcome
Scottish National Party 25104 Elected
Labour 18301
Conservative 11511
Liberal Democrat 1517
Green 1245
UK Independence Party 1178
Independent 158

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

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12738766/cube/POL_PARTY

Date accessed: 26th October 2021