Groupings of Political Parties


Election of 9th Jun, 1983
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 25727
Conservative 13958
Liberal 8173

More information about the 1983 General Election is available here.

Election of 11th Jun, 1987
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 31378
Conservative 10532
Left 6760

More information about the 1987 General Election is available here.

Election of 24th May, 1990
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 14581
Conservative 3214
Liberal 2437
Other 952

This was a by-election.

Election of 9th Apr, 1992
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 31933
Conservative 9922
Liberal 4480
Other 217

More information about the 1992 General Election is available here.

Election of 1st May, 1997
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 36695
Conservative 5987
Liberal 3954
Other 954

More information about the 1997 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th Jun, 2001
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 26071
Liberal 4755
Conservative 4250
Left 1068
Other 446

More information about the 2001 General Election is available here.

Election of 5th May, 2005
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 24820
Liberal 7132
Conservative 4492

More information about the 2005 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, Knowsley South BCon through time | Political Life Statistics | Groupings of Political Parties, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12748012/cube/POL_PARTY_GROUP

Date accessed: 11th July 2020