Groupings of Political Parties


Election of 9th Jun, 1983
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 19269
Nationalist 9170
Liberal 7255
Labour 2057

More information about the 1983 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 11th Jun, 1987
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 18307
Nationalist 13291
Liberal 5201
Labour 3550

More information about the 1987 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 9th Apr, 1992
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 20283
Nationalist 16288
Liberal 3791
Labour 3094

More information about the 1992 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 1st May, 1997
Party Votes Outcome
Nationalist 20447
Conservative 16287
Labour 5141
Liberal 3716

More information about the 1997 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 7th Jun, 2001
Party Votes Outcome
Nationalist 15441
Conservative 12158
Labour 5715
Liberal 4365
Left 620
Other 220

More information about the 2001 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election


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

URL: https://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12746635/cube/POL_PARTY_GROUP

Date accessed: 13th July 2024