Groupings of Political Parties


Election of 9th Jun, 1983
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 29469
Liberal 18200
Labour 10516

More information about the 1983 General Election is available here.

Election of 11th Jun, 1987
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 33972
Liberal 17729
Labour 11876

More information about the 1987 General Election is available here.

Election of 9th Apr, 1992
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 34773
Liberal 17504
Labour 16623
Other 420

More information about the 1992 General Election is available here.

Election of 1st May, 1997
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 19402
Labour 15227
Liberal 14395
Other 2951

More information about the 1997 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th Jun, 2001
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 18748
Labour 13667
Liberal 11296
Right 1582

More information about the 2001 General Election is available here.

Election of 5th May, 2005
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 20471
Liberal 13865
Labour 11917
Right 2454

More information about the 2005 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th May, 2010
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 24550
Liberal 15861
Labour 7368
Right 3637

More information about the 2010 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th May, 2015
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 27546
Labour 10001
Right 7897
Liberal 4044
Other 2419

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, South Suffolk CCon through time | Political Life Statistics | Groupings of Political Parties, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12741613/cube/POL_PARTY_GROUP

Date accessed: 05th August 2020