Political Parties


Election of 1st May, 1997
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 22672 Elected
Labour 19980
Liberal Democrat 6612
Referendum Party 2721
UK Independence Party 556
People's Labour Party 314
Natural Law 115

More information about the 1997 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th Jun, 2001
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 21329 Elected
Labour 16811
Liberal Democrat 6665
UK Independence Party 1484

More information about the 2001 General Election is available here.

Election of 5th May, 2005
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 22109 Elected
Labour 14664
Liberal Democrat 7838
UK Independence Party 1498
English Democrats 774
Organisation of Free Democrats 264

More information about the 2005 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th May, 2010
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 26552 Elected
Liberal Democrat 11726
Labour 9503
British National Party 2485
UK Independence Party 1604
Lincolnshire Independents 929

More information about the 2010 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th May, 2015
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 28399 Elected
UK Independence Party 9410
Labour 9070
Liberal Democrat 3263
Green 1872
Independent 1017
Lincolnshire Independents 724

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

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12739825/cube/POL_PARTY

Date accessed: 29th June 2022