Political Parties


Election of 28th Feb, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 24809 Elected
Liberal 14701
Labour 14683

More information about the 1974 Feb General Election is available here.

Election of 10th Oct, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 23188 Elected
Labour 14579
Liberal 11767

More information about the 1974 Oct General Election is available here.

Election of 3rd May, 1979
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 29534 Elected
Labour 13282
Liberal 10904
National Front 429

More information about the 1979 General Election is available here.

Election of 9th Jun, 1983
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 30417 Elected
Social Democratic Party 16897
Labour 6896

More information about the 1983 General Election is available here.

Election of 11th Jun, 1987
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 33990 Elected
Social Democratic Party 17561
Labour 7803
British National Party 369

More information about the 1987 General Election is available here.

Election of 9th Apr, 1992
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 36542 Elected
Liberal Democrat 14984
Labour 11533
Green 612
Natural Law 221

More information about the 1992 General Election is available here.

Election of 1st May, 1997
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 23640 Elected
Labour 13410
Liberal Democrat 9467
Referendum Party 2005
UK Independence Party 502
Natural Law 205

More information about the 1997 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th Jun, 2001
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 20956 Elected
Labour 12706
Liberal Democrat 7605
UK Independence Party 1169

More information about the 2001 General Election is available here.

Election of 5th May, 2005
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 24357 Elected
Labour 11005
Liberal Democrat 8980
UK Independence Party 1721

More information about the 2005 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th May, 2010
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 29723 Elected
Liberal Democrat 11545
Labour 6476
UK Independence Party 1911
Green 764
National Front 505
English Democrats 390

More information about the 2010 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th May, 2015
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 31887 Elected
UK Independence Party 8153
Labour 7604
Liberal Democrat 3660
Green 2366

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, Tonbridge and Malling CCon through time | Political Life Statistics | Political Parties, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12756136/cube/POL_PARTY

Date accessed: 29th June 2022