Groupings of Political Parties


Election of 1st May, 1997
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 22223
Liberal 18377
Labour 7738
Other 1006

More information about the 1997 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th Jun, 2001
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 20597
Liberal 15223
Labour 6275
Right 1574
Other 1138

More information about the 2001 General Election is available here.

Election of 5th May, 2005
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 20959
Liberal 18484
Labour 4945
Right 1590
Other 1099

More information about the 2005 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th May, 2010
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 27213
Liberal 20459
Labour 3661
Right 2119
Other 641

More information about the 2010 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th May, 2015
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 30342
Right 7764
Labour 7244
Liberal 5245
Other 3505

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

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12742836/cube/POL_PARTY_GROUP

Date accessed: 28th November 2021