Political Parties


Election of 28th Feb, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 19563 Elected
Labour 12335
Liberal 7485

More information about the 1974 Feb General Election is available here.

Election of 10th Oct, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 17487 Elected
Labour 10621
Liberal 8701

More information about the 1974 Oct General Election is available here.

Election of 3rd May, 1979
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 24553 Elected
Labour 10460
Liberal 4741

More information about the 1979 General Election is available here.

Election of 9th Jun, 1983
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 28179 Elected
Liberal 13728
Labour 4319
Independent 241

More information about the 1983 General Election is available here.

Election of 11th Jun, 1987
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 29804 Elected
Liberal 16081
Labour 5053

More information about the 1987 General Election is available here.

Election of 9th Apr, 1992
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 31094 Elected
Liberal Democrat 14776
Labour 7275
Independent 332

More information about the 1992 General Election is available here.

Election of 1st May, 1997
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 21085 Elected
Labour 14827
Liberal Democrat 9479
Referendum Party 2538
Independent 426

More information about the 1997 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th Jun, 2001
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 17364 Elected
Labour 14743
Liberal Democrat 6011
UK Independence Party 1162
Socialist Labour Party 509

More information about the 2001 General Election is available here.

Election of 5th May, 2005
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 19268 Elected
Labour 13538
Liberal Democrat 7145
UK Independence Party 1825
Green 1258

More information about the 2005 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th May, 2010
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 24300 Elected
Liberal Democrat 9887
Labour 7944
UK Independence Party 1496
British National Party 1004
English Democrats 622
Green 573
Independent (1) 493
Independent (2) 331
Independent (3) 289

More information about the 2010 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th May, 2015
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 26364 Elected
UK Independence Party 9266
Labour 6926
Liberal Democrat 3298
Green 1707
Independent 104

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, Gosport BCon through time | Political Life Statistics | Political Parties, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12753962/cube/POL_PARTY

Date accessed: 18th January 2020