Groupings of Political Parties


Election of 9th Jun, 1983
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 24397
Liberal 15773
Labour 9080

More information about the 1983 General Election is available here.

Election of 11th Jun, 1987
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 26027
Liberal 16963
Labour 10797
Other 660

More information about the 1987 General Election is available here.

Election of 9th Apr, 1992
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 26681
Liberal 15716
Labour 15157
Other 677

More information about the 1992 General Election is available here.

Election of 1st May, 1997
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 20484
Conservative 18814
Liberal 13838
Other 1731
Right 477

More information about the 1997 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th Jun, 2001
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 22253
Conservative 18674
Liberal 6173
Right 1620
Other 1189

More information about the 2001 General Election is available here.

Election of 5th May, 2005
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 18960
Labour 17152
Liberal 11487
Right 1349
Other 1348

More information about the 2005 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th May, 2010
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 23313
Liberal 15369
Labour 10915
Right 2795
Other 653

More information about the 2010 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th May, 2015
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 24628
Labour 15063
Right 7813
Liberal 4268
Other 2330

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

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12746994/cube/POL_PARTY_GROUP

Date accessed: 29th June 2022