Political Parties


Election of 5th May, 2005
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 11001 Elected
Liberal Democrat 7663
Scottish National Party 3614
Conservative 2441
Green 2135
Scottish Socialist Party 1067

More information about the 2005 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th May, 2010
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 13181 Elected
Liberal Democrat 9283
Scottish National Party 3530
Conservative 2089
Green 947
British National Party 296
Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition 287

More information about the 2010 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th May, 2015
Party Votes Outcome
Scottish National Party 19610 Elected
Labour 10315
Conservative 2901
Green 2284
Liberal Democrat 1012
UK Independence Party 486
Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition 160
Cannabis is Safer than Alcohol Party 154

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, Glasgow North BCon through time | Political Life Statistics | Political Parties, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12797590/cube/POL_PARTY

Date accessed: 27th October 2021