Political Parties


Election of 9th Jun, 1983
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 21510 Elected
Liberal 12384
Conservative 8017
Scottish National Party 2438
Workers' Party 148

More information about the 1983 General Election is available here.

Election of 11th Jun, 1987
Party Votes Outcome
Labour Party/Co-operative Party 24790 Elected
Liberal 10795
Conservative 5088
Scottish National Party 3584

More information about the 1987 General Election is available here.

Election of 9th Apr, 1992
Party Votes Outcome
Labour Party/Co-operative Party 21962 Elected
Conservative 6692
Scottish National Party 6470
Liberal Democrat 4470
International Communist 62

More information about the 1992 General Election is available here.

Election of 1st May, 1997
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 20430 Elected
Scottish National Party 5423
Liberal Democrat 5167
Conservative 3288
Independent 812
Scottish Socialist Alliance 251
Referendum Party 150

More information about the 1997 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th Jun, 2001
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 16760 Elected
Scottish National Party 4135
Liberal Democrat 3689
Conservative 3301
Scottish Socialist Party 1328

More information about the 2001 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, Glasgow Rutherglen BCon through time | Political Life Statistics | Political Parties, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12754863/cube/POL_PARTY

Date accessed: 27th October 2021