Political Parties


Election of 9th Jun, 1983
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 20134 Elected
Conservative 19284
Labour 3899
Scottish National Party 2636

More information about the 1983 General Election is available here.

Election of 11th Jun, 1987
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 26770 Elected
Conservative 17251
Labour 6228
Scottish National Party 3876

More information about the 1987 General Election is available here.

Election of 9th Apr, 1992
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal Democrat 22158 Elected
Conservative 21884
Scottish National Party 8445
Labour 6682

More information about the 1992 General Election is available here.

Election of 1st May, 1997
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal Democrat 17999 Elected
Conservative 11002
Scottish National Party 8435
Labour 4350
Referendum Party 459

More information about the 1997 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th Jun, 2001
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal Democrat 15928 Elected
Conservative 8049
Scottish National Party 5760
Labour 4730
Scottish Socialist Party 534

More information about the 2001 General Election is available here.

Election of 5th May, 2005
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal Democrat 20008 Elected
Labour 8982
Conservative 7842
Scottish National Party 7098
Scottish Socialist Party 508

More information about the 2005 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th May, 2010
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal Democrat 17575 Elected
Scottish National Party 10827
Labour 9811
Conservative 9111
Green 752
British National Party 699

More information about the 2010 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th May, 2015
Party Votes Outcome
Scottish National Party 27717 Elected
Liberal Democrat 19030
Conservative 6807
Labour 3441
UK Independence Party 1166

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

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12745928/cube/POL_PARTY

Date accessed: 25th May 2022