Groupings of Political Parties


Election of 1st May, 1997
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 19209
Nationalist 8231
Conservative 7312
Liberal 5335
Other 538
Left 320

More information about the 1997 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th Jun, 2001
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 15271
Liberal 6454
Nationalist 5290
Conservative 4626
Left 1593

More information about the 2001 General Election is available here.

Election of 5th May, 2005
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 14597
Liberal 12444
Conservative 7969
Nationalist 4344
Other 2482
Left 804

More information about the 2005 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th May, 2010
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 17740
Liberal 16405
Conservative 7079
Nationalist 4568
Other 1190
Left 374

More information about the 2010 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th May, 2015
Party Votes Outcome
Nationalist 23742
Labour 18145
Conservative 9378
Other 3140
Liberal 2634
Right 847
Left 122

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, Edinburgh North and Leith BCon through time | Political Life Statistics | Groupings of Political Parties, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12754516/cube/POL_PARTY_GROUP

Date accessed: 09th December 2018