Groupings of Political Parties


Election of 1st May, 1997
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 22016
Labour 17843
Liberal 6138
Other 3178
Right 431

More information about the 1997 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th Jun, 2001
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 18739
Labour 14556
Liberal 5529
Other 1399
Right 828

More information about the 2001 General Election is available here.

Election of 5th May, 2005
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 21690
Labour 12970
Liberal 7204
Right 1152
Other 610

More information about the 2005 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th May, 2010
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 26250
Liberal 9162
Labour 7748
Right 2264
Other 1288

More information about the 2010 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th May, 2015
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 24895
Right 8243
Labour 7403
Liberal 3039
Other 2223

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, Faversham and Mid Kent CCon through time | Political Life Statistics | Groupings of Political Parties, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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

Date accessed: 28th November 2020