Political Parties


Election of 1st May, 1997
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 24691 Elected
Labour 16700
Liberal Democrat 7836
Independent 902

More information about the 1997 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th Jun, 2001
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 25611 Elected
Labour 14512
Liberal Democrat 4761
UK Independence Party 1318

More information about the 2001 General Election is available here.

Election of 5th May, 2005
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 27544 Elected
Labour 11764
Liberal Democrat 6244
UK Independence Party 1950
Independent 747

More information about the 2005 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th May, 2010
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 29639 Elected
Liberal Democrat 7759
Labour 7024
UK Independence Party 3246
British National Party 1796
Green 724

More information about the 2010 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th May, 2015
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 29303 Elected
UK Independence Party 10736
Labour 6122
Green 1580
Liberal Democrat 1466

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, South Holland and the Deepings CCon through time | Political Life Statistics | Political Parties, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12739813/cube/POL_PARTY

Date accessed: 18th June 2019