Groupings of Political Parties


Election of 28th Feb, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 24809
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
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
Labour 13282
Liberal 10904
Right 429

More information about the 1979 General Election is available here.

Election of 9th Jun, 1983
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 30417
Left 16897
Labour 6896

More information about the 1983 General Election is available here.

Election of 11th Jun, 1987
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 33990
Left 17561
Labour 7803
Right 369

More information about the 1987 General Election is available here.

Election of 9th Apr, 1992
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 36542
Liberal 14984
Labour 11533
Other 833

More information about the 1992 General Election is available here.

Election of 1st May, 1997
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 23640
Labour 13410
Liberal 9467
Other 2210
Right 502

More information about the 1997 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th Jun, 2001
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 20956
Labour 12706
Liberal 7605
Right 1169

More information about the 2001 General Election is available here.

Election of 5th May, 2005
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 24357
Labour 11005
Liberal 8980
Right 1721

More information about the 2005 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th May, 2010
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 29723
Liberal 11545
Labour 6476
Right 2416
Other 1154

More information about the 2010 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th May, 2015
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 31887
Right 8153
Labour 7604
Liberal 3660
Other 2366

More information about the 2015 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, Tonbridge and Malling CCon through time | Political Life Statistics | Groupings of Political Parties, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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

Date accessed: 07th July 2022