Political Parties


Election of 1st May, 1997
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 21191 Elected
Conservative 18401
Liberal Democrat 7389
Referendum Party 1538
UK Independence Party 493
Natural Law 149

More information about the 1997 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th Jun, 2001
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 19180 Elected
Conservative 14840
Liberal Democrat 4705
UK Independence Party 1010

More information about the 2001 General Election is available here.

Election of 5th May, 2005
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 18387 Elected
Conservative 16055
Liberal Democrat 5744
UK Independence Party 1226
English Democrats 668

More information about the 2005 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th May, 2010
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 20230 Elected
Labour 14161
Liberal Democrat 5832
British National Party 1365
UK Independence Party 1314
English Democrats 400
Green 396
Christian Party 109

More information about the 2010 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th May, 2015
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 21614 Elected
Labour 10159
UK Independence Party 8581
Liberal Democrat 1360
Green 1101
Christian People's Alliance 133
Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition 125

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, Chatham and Aylesford CCon through time | Political Life Statistics | Political Parties, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12745321/cube/POL_PARTY

Date accessed: 03rd October 2022