Groupings of Political Parties


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

More information about the 1997 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th Jun, 2001
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 19695
Labour 16251
Liberal 7686
Right 1013

More information about the 2001 General Election is available here.

Election of 5th May, 2005
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 22402
Labour 13264
Liberal 10147
Right 1561

More information about the 2005 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th May, 2010
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 26995
Liberal 11801
Labour 8291
Right 2075
Other 1263

More information about the 2010 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th May, 2015
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 28949
Labour 9869
Right 6728
Liberal 3952
Other 2789

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

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

Date accessed: 27th October 2021