Groupings of Political Parties

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

More information about the 1983 General Election is available here.

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

This was a by-election.

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

More information about the 1987 General Election is available here.

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

More information about the 1992 General Election is available here.

Election of 1st May, 1997
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 21351
Liberal 16293
Labour 8762
Other 1460
Right 917

More information about the 1997 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th Jun, 2001
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 20711
Liberal 15836
Labour 6470
Right 882

More information about the 2001 General Election is available here.

Election of 5th May, 2005
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 21251
Liberal 12199
Labour 9148
Right 1522

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


Date accessed: 18th September 2019