Political Parties


Election of 5th May, 2005
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 20433 Elected
Conservative 10436
Liberal Democrat 6341
Scottish National Party 5932
Scottish Senior Citizens Unity Party 592
Scottish Socialist Party 554
Socialist Labour Party 395
UK Independence Party 365

More information about the 2005 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th May, 2010
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 21632 Elected
Conservative 11721
Scottish National Party 8276
Liberal Democrat 4264

More information about the 2010 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th May, 2015
Party Votes Outcome
Scottish National Party 25492 Elected
Labour 14227
Conservative 10355
UK Independence Party 1280
Liberal Democrat 855

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, Ayr Carrick and Cumnock CCon through time | Political Life Statistics | Political Parties, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12797655/cube/POL_PARTY

Date accessed: 18th October 2021