Political Parties


Election of 5th May, 2005
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 24278 Elected
Scottish National Party 6062
Liberal Democrat 5450
Conservative 4308
Scottish Socialist Party 666
UK Independence Party 516
Scottish Senior Citizens Unity Party 425
Independent (1) 47
Independent (2) 44

More information about the 2005 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th May, 2010
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 29559 Elected
Scottish National Party 6550
Liberal Democrat 4269
Conservative 4258
UK Independence Party 760
Independent (1) 184
Independent (2) 165
Land is power 57

More information about the 2010 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th May, 2015
Party Votes Outcome
Scottish National Party 27628 Elected
Labour and Co-operative 17654
Conservative 5223
UK Independence Party 1237
Liberal Democrat 1150

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

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12797783/cube/POL_PARTY

Date accessed: 26th May 2022