Political Parties


Election of 9th Jun, 1983
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 15878 Elected
Liberal 10017
Conservative 5129
National Front 596
Independent Labour 266
Workers' Party 117

More information about the 1983 General Election is available here.

Election of 11th Jun, 1987
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 15746 Elected
Liberal 11115
Conservative 6810
Workers' Party 274

More information about the 1987 General Election is available here.

Election of 9th Apr, 1992
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 18487 Elected
Liberal Democrat 10083
Conservative 6876
British National Party 1107
Green 612
Natural Law 158

More information about the 1992 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, Bow and Poplar BCon through time | Political Life Statistics | Political Parties, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12741935/cube/POL_PARTY

Date accessed: 26th September 2020