Political Parties


Election of 1st May, 1997
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 21712 Elected
Labour 18624
Liberal Democrat 9493
Referendum Party 2166

More information about the 1997 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th Jun, 2001
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 19695 Elected
Labour 16251
Liberal Democrat 7686
UK Independence Party 1013

More information about the 2001 General Election is available here.

Election of 5th May, 2005
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 22402 Elected
Labour 13264
Liberal Democrat 10147
UK Independence Party 1561

More information about the 2005 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th May, 2010
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 26995 Elected
Liberal Democrat 11801
Labour 8291
UK Independence Party 2075
Green 875
Independent (1) 209
Your Right to Democracy Party Limited 143
Independent (2) 36

More information about the 2010 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th May, 2015
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 28949 Elected
Labour 9869
UK Independence Party 6728
Liberal Democrat 3952
Green 2789

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

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12746623/cube/POL_PARTY

Date accessed: 27th October 2021