Groupings of Political Parties


Election of 1st May, 1997
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 27251
Liberal 13216
Labour 9376
Right 1494

More information about the 1997 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th Jun, 2001
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 23969
Liberal 10265
Labour 9488
Right 2167

More information about the 2001 General Election is available here.

Election of 5th May, 2005
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 24752
Liberal 13443
Labour 8482
Right 2700
Other 313

More information about the 2005 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th May, 2010
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 32333
Liberal 15642
Labour 4835
Right 3172

More information about the 2010 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th May, 2015
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 34331
Right 8154
Labour 6324
Liberal 4062
Other 3606

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, Arundel and South Downs CCon through time | Political Life Statistics | Groupings of Political Parties, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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

Date accessed: 26th October 2021