Groupings of Political Parties


Election of 1st May, 1997
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 23922
Conservative 8736
Liberal 5920
Left 488
Other 256

More information about the 1997 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th Jun, 2001
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 19558
Conservative 6654
Liberal 5389
Other 1030
Left 709
Right 378

More information about the 2001 General Election is available here.

Election of 5th May, 2005
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 15234
Liberal 8377
Conservative 7393
Other 1677
Right 591

More information about the 2005 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th May, 2010
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 17511
Liberal 11095
Conservative 8928
Right 1641
Other 984

More information about the 2010 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th May, 2015
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 23856
Conservative 8939
Other 3263
Right 2341
Liberal 2304

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, Leyton and Wanstead BCon through time | Political Life Statistics | Groupings of Political Parties, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12742101/cube/POL_PARTY_GROUP

Date accessed: 24th January 2020