Political Parties


Election of 5th May, 2005
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 18153 Elected
Liberal Democrat 7321
Scottish National Party 4860
Conservative 4836
Green 1692
Scottish Socialist Party 1303
Socialist Labour Party 266

More information about the 2005 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th May, 2010
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 20736 Elected
Scottish National Party 8078
Liberal Democrat 4739
Conservative 4592
Green 961
British National Party 637
Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition 351

More information about the 2010 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th May, 2015
Party Votes Outcome
Scottish National Party 26773 Elected
Labour 14504
Conservative 4752
Green 1431
Liberal Democrat 1019
Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition 299

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

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12797631/cube/POL_PARTY

Date accessed: 22nd January 2020