Groupings of Political Parties


Election of 9th Jun, 1983
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 15782
Left 8195
Conservative 7425
Nationalist 2783
Other 439

More information about the 1983 General Election is available here.

Election of 11th Jun, 1987
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 20193
Left 5751
Conservative 5741
Nationalist 4696

More information about the 1987 General Election is available here.

Election of 8th Nov, 1990
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 11353
Nationalist 7583
Conservative 3835
Liberal 2139
Other 918

This was a by-election.

Election of 9th Apr, 1992
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 17269
Nationalist 7948
Conservative 5576
Liberal 2779
Other 493

More information about the 1992 General Election is available here.

Election of 1st May, 1997
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 20295
Nationalist 7481
Conservative 3267
Liberal 2365
Left 531
Other 196

More information about the 1997 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th Jun, 2001
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 15058
Nationalist 5737
Liberal 2709
Conservative 2404
Left 982
Other 263

More information about the 2001 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, Paisley North BCon through time | Political Life Statistics | Groupings of Political Parties, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12746740/cube/POL_PARTY_GROUP

Date accessed: 18th January 2022