Groupings of Political Parties


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

More information about the 1997 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th Jun, 2001
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 25611
Labour 14512
Liberal 4761
Right 1318

More information about the 2001 General Election is available here.

Election of 5th May, 2005
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 27544
Labour 11764
Liberal 6244
Right 1950
Other 747

More information about the 2005 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th May, 2010
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 29639
Liberal 7759
Labour 7024
Right 5042
Other 724

More information about the 2010 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th May, 2015
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 29303
Right 10736
Labour 6122
Other 1580
Liberal 1466

More information about the 2015 General Election is available here.


The election result data we hold includes over two 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 yo...


ur 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 for the Isle of Wight.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, South Holland and the Deepings CCon through time | Political Life Statistics | Groupings of Political Parties, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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

Date accessed: 17th June 2019