Political Parties


Election of 1st May, 1997
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 27251 Elected
Liberal Democrat 13216
Labour 9376
UK Independence Party 1494

More information about the 1997 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th Jun, 2001
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 23969 Elected
Liberal Democrat 10265
Labour 9488
UK Independence Party 2167

More information about the 2001 General Election is available here.

Election of 5th May, 2005
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 24752 Elected
Liberal Democrat 13443
Labour 8482
UK Independence Party 2700
Protest Vote Party 313

More information about the 2005 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th May, 2010
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 32333 Elected
Liberal Democrat 15642
Labour 4835
UK Independence Party 3172

More information about the 2010 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th May, 2015
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 34331 Elected
UK Independence Party 8154
Labour 6324
Liberal Democrat 4062
Green 3606

More information about the 2015 General Election is available here.


The election result data we hold includes over three 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 ...


your 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 including Isle of Wight nationalists.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Arundel and South Downs CCon through time | Political Life Statistics | Political Parties, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12748413/cube/POL_PARTY

Date accessed: 26th October 2021