Political Parties


Election of 9th Jun, 1983
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 27728 Elected
Social Democratic Party 15972
Labour 5354

More information about the 1983 General Election is available here.

Election of 11th Jun, 1987
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 31016 Elected
Liberal 17009
Labour 6882

More information about the 1987 General Election is available here.

Election of 9th Apr, 1992
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 35965 Elected
Labour 13096
Liberal Democrat 11939

More information about the 1992 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, Stamford and Spalding CCon through time | Political Life Statistics | Political Parties, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12739795/cube/POL_PARTY

Date accessed: 25th June 2019