Groupings of Political Parties


Election of 1st May, 1997
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 21191
Conservative 18401
Liberal 7389
Other 1687
Right 493

More information about the 1997 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th Jun, 2001
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 19180
Conservative 14840
Liberal 4705
Right 1010

More information about the 2001 General Election is available here.

Election of 5th May, 2005
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 18387
Conservative 16055
Liberal 5744
Right 1226
Other 668

More information about the 2005 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th May, 2010
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 20230
Labour 14161
Liberal 5832
Right 2679
Other 905

More information about the 2010 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th May, 2015
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 21614
Labour 10159
Right 8581
Liberal 1360
Other 1234
Left 125

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

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

Date accessed: 03rd October 2022