Groupings of Political Parties


Election of 1st May, 1997
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 22672
Labour 19980
Liberal 6612
Other 2836
Right 556
Left 314

More information about the 1997 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th Jun, 2001
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 21329
Labour 16811
Liberal 6665
Right 1484

More information about the 2001 General Election is available here.

Election of 5th May, 2005
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 22109
Labour 14664
Liberal 7838
Right 1498
Other 1038

More information about the 2005 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th May, 2010
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 26552
Liberal 11726
Labour 9503
Right 4089
Other 929

More information about the 2010 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th May, 2015
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 28399
Right 9410
Labour 9070
Other 3613
Liberal 3263

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

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

Date accessed: 29th June 2022