Groupings of Political Parties


Election of 9th Jun, 1983
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 30924
Liberal 23692
Labour 2888
Other 791

More information about the 1983 General Election is available here.

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

More information about the 1987 General Election is available here.

Election of 9th Apr, 1992
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 39028
Liberal 23262
Labour 6945
Other 916

More information about the 1992 General Election is available here.

Election of 1st May, 1997
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 25390
Liberal 21915
Labour 8261
Other 2037
Right 410

More information about the 1997 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th Jun, 2001
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 24090
Liberal 20212
Labour 7556
Right 1090

More information about the 2001 General Election is available here.

Election of 5th May, 2005
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 26282
Liberal 20979
Labour 6794
Right 1428
Other 578

More information about the 2005 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th May, 2010
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 25114
Liberal 17631
Labour 3239
Right 1908
Other 807

More information about the 2010 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th May, 2015
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 28938
Liberal 7892
Right 5813
Labour 4930
Other 2983

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

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

Date accessed: 23rd October 2021