Political Parties


Election of 1st May, 1997
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 22016 Elected
Labour 17843
Liberal Democrat 6138
Referendum Party 2073
Monster Raving Loony Party 511
UK Independence Party 431
Green 380
Independent 115
Natural Law 99

More information about the 1997 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th Jun, 2001
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 18739 Elected
Labour 14556
Liberal Democrat 5529
UK Independence Party 828
Green 799
Rock N Roll Loony Party 600

More information about the 2001 General Election is available here.

Election of 5th May, 2005
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 21690 Elected
Labour 12970
Liberal Democrat 7204
UK Independence Party 1152
Monster Raving Loony Party 610

More information about the 2005 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th May, 2010
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 26250 Elected
Liberal Democrat 9162
Labour 7748
UK Independence Party 1722
Green 890
National Front 542
Monster Raving Loony Party 398

More information about the 2010 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th May, 2015
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 24895 Elected
UK Independence Party 8243
Labour 7403
Liberal Democrat 3039
Green 1768
Monster Raving Loony Party 297
English Democrats 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, Faversham and Mid Kent CCon through time | Political Life Statistics | Political Parties, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12742228/cube/POL_PARTY

Date accessed: 28th November 2020