Groupings of Political Parties


Election of 1st May, 1997
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 20853
Labour 20615
Liberal 5473
Other 1652

More information about the 1997 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 7th Jun, 2001
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 20480
Labour 16054
Liberal 4462
Right 684

More information about the 2001 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 5th May, 2005
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 21274
Labour 14194
Liberal 6804
Right 1472

More information about the 2005 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 6th May, 2010
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 28048
Liberal 10365
Labour 10230
Right 2920

More information about the 2010 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 7th May, 2015
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 28389
Labour 10200
Right 8082
Liberal 2700
Other 2096

More information about the 2015 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 8th Jun, 2017
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 34018
Labour 15437
Liberal 2653
Other 1416

More information about the 2017 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 12th Dec, 2019
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 34844
Labour 11206
Liberal 5632
Other 2311

More information about the 2019 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election


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, Lichfield CCon through time | Political Life Statistics | Groupings of Political Parties, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: https://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12756860/cube/POL_PARTY_GROUP

Date accessed: 13th July 2024