Political Parties


Election of 9th Jun, 1983
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 33312 Elected
Liberal 17170
Labour 5816

More information about the 1983 General Election is available here.

Election of 8th May, 1986
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 27612 Elected
Conservative 22672
Labour 4633

This was a by-election.

Election of 11th Jun, 1987
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 35149 Elected
Liberal 25409
Labour 5340

More information about the 1987 General Election is available here.

Election of 9th Apr, 1992
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 39888 Elected
Liberal Democrat 21449
Labour 9812

More information about the 1992 General Election is available here.

Election of 1st May, 1997
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 21351 Elected
Liberal Democrat 16293
Labour 8762
Referendum Party 1460
UK Independence Party 917

More information about the 1997 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th Jun, 2001
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 20711 Elected
Liberal Democrat 15836
Labour 6470
UK Independence Party 882

More information about the 2001 General Election is available here.

Election of 5th May, 2005
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 21251 Elected
Liberal Democrat 10782
Labour 9148
UK Independence Party 1522
Liberal 1417

More information about the 2005 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, Ryedale CCon through time | Political Life Statistics | Political Parties, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12746880/cube/POL_PARTY

Date accessed: 23rd September 2019