Groupings of Political Parties


Election of 9th Jun, 1983
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 17956
Conservative 7895
Left 7301
Nationalist 4490

More information about the 1983 General Election is available here.

Election of 11th Jun, 1987
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 21379
Conservative 7356
Nationalist 6056
Left 4624

More information about the 1987 General Election is available here.

Election of 9th Apr, 1992
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 18423
Nationalist 10454
Conservative 8279
Liberal 2775

More information about the 1992 General Election is available here.

Election of 1st May, 1997
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 23344
Nationalist 9959
Conservative 5813
Liberal 2153
Other 325

More information about the 1997 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th Jun, 2001
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 18536
Nationalist 7824
Conservative 3252
Liberal 2992
Left 1098

More information about the 2001 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, Falkirk East CCon through time | Political Life Statistics | Groupings of Political Parties, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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

Date accessed: 18th January 2022