Political Parties


Election of 9th Jun, 1983
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 17129 Elected
Liberal 14944
Scottish National Party 2442
Labour 2429
Ecology Party 242

More information about the 1983 General Election is available here.

Election of 11th Jun, 1987
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 17868 Elected
Conservative 16421
Labour 2947
Scottish National Party 2616

More information about the 1987 General Election is available here.

Election of 9th Apr, 1992
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal Democrat 19430 Elected
Conservative 16122
Scottish National Party 3589
Labour 2319
Green 294
Liberal 85

More information about the 1992 General Election is available here.

Election of 1st May, 1997
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal Democrat 21432 Elected
Conservative 11076
Scottish National Party 4545
Labour 4301
Referendum Party 485

More information about the 1997 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th Jun, 2001
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal Democrat 17926 Elected
Conservative 8190
Labour 3950
Scottish National Party 3596
Scottish Socialist Party 610
Legalise Cannabis Alliance 420

More information about the 2001 General Election is available here.

Election of 5th May, 2005
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal Democrat 20088 Elected
Conservative 7517
Labour 4920
Scottish National Party 4011
Green 1071
UK Independence Party 533
Scottish Socialist Party 416

More information about the 2005 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th May, 2010
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal Democrat 17763 Elected
Conservative 8715
Labour 6869
Scottish National Party 5685
UK Independence Party 1032

More information about the 2010 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th May, 2015
Party Votes Outcome
Scottish National Party 18523 Elected
Liberal Democrat 14179
Conservative 7373
Labour 3476
Green 1387
Independent 325

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, North East Fife CCon through time | Political Life Statistics | Political Parties, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12754073/cube/POL_PARTY

Date accessed: 21st January 2022