Political Parties


Election of 9th Jun, 1983
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 22064 Elected
Labour 18958
Social Democratic Party 9519
National Front 528
Ecology Party 325

More information about the 1983 General Election is available here.

Election of 11th Jun, 1987
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 26166 Elected
Labour Party/Co-operative Party 22076
Social Democratic Party 7490

More information about the 1987 General Election is available here.

Election of 9th Apr, 1992
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 25793 Elected
Labour 25279
Liberal Democrat 4041
Liberal 1426
Independent Labour 699
National Front 290
Natural Law 153
Independent 134

More information about the 1992 General Election is available here.

Election of 1st May, 1997
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 27029 Elected
Conservative 13958
Liberal Democrat 3509
Liberal 1835
Referendum Party 1124
Independent 277

More information about the 1997 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th Jun, 2001
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 22718 Elected
Conservative 10210
Liberal Democrat 4109
Independent (1) 859
UK Independence Party 738
Independent (2) 364

More information about the 2001 General Election is available here.

Election of 5th May, 2005
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 17517 Elected
Conservative 9666
Liberal Democrat 5739
Respect - The Unity Coalition 1632
UK Independence Party 1415
Green 759
Independent 367

More information about the 2005 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th May, 2010
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 21884 Elected
Conservative 16361
Liberal Democrat 6943
UK Independence Party 1517
Green 542
Christian Party 495

More information about the 2010 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th May, 2015
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 23421 Elected
Conservative 16085
UK Independence Party 6274
Liberal Democrat 1275
Green 1220

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

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12736927/cube/POL_PARTY

Date accessed: 26th January 2020