Political Parties


Election of 9th Jun, 1983
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 17956 Elected
Conservative 7895
Social Democratic Party 6967
Scottish National Party 4490
Communist Party of Great Britain 334

More information about the 1983 General Election is available here.

Election of 11th Jun, 1987
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 21379 Elected
Conservative 7356
Scottish National Party 6056
Social Democratic Party 4624

More information about the 1987 General Election is available here.

Election of 9th Apr, 1992
Party Votes Outcome
Labour Party/Co-operative Party 18423 Elected
Scottish National Party 10454
Conservative 8279
Liberal Democrat 2775

More information about the 1992 General Election is available here.

Election of 1st May, 1997
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 23344 Elected
Scottish National Party 9959
Conservative 5813
Liberal Democrat 2153
Referendum Party 325

More information about the 1997 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th Jun, 2001
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 18536 Elected
Scottish National Party 7824
Conservative 3252
Liberal Democrat 2992
Scottish Socialist Party 725
Socialist Labour Party 373

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

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12755296/cube/POL_PARTY

Date accessed: 25th January 2022