Political Parties


Election of 9th Jun, 1983
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 30924 Elected
Liberal 23692
Labour 2888
Ecology Party 678
Independent 113

More information about the 1983 General Election is available here.

Election of 11th Jun, 1987
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 35309 Elected
Liberal 24370
Labour 4343

More information about the 1987 General Election is available here.

Election of 9th Apr, 1992
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 39028 Elected
Liberal Democrat 22640
Labour 6945
Green 850
Liberal 622
Independent 66

More information about the 1992 General Election is available here.

Election of 1st May, 1997
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 25390 Elected
Liberal Democrat 21915
Labour 8261
Referendum Party 1774
UK Independence Party 410
Natural Law 263

More information about the 1997 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th Jun, 2001
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 24090 Elected
Liberal Democrat 20212
Labour 7556
UK Independence Party 1090

More information about the 2001 General Election is available here.

Election of 5th May, 2005
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 26282 Elected
Liberal Democrat 20979
Labour 6794
UK Independence Party 1428
Independent 578

More information about the 2005 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th May, 2010
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 25114 Elected
Liberal Democrat 17631
Labour 3239
UK Independence Party 1908
Green 599
Independent 208

More information about the 2010 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th May, 2015
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 28938 Elected
Liberal Democrat 7892
UK Independence Party 5813
Labour 4930
Green 2350
Independent (1) 390
Independent (2) 243

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, North Wiltshire CCon through time | Political Life Statistics | Political Parties, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12742666/cube/POL_PARTY

Date accessed: 27th October 2021