Groupings of Political Parties


Election of 9th Jun, 1983
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 33262
Liberal 14909
Labour 6414
Other 532

More information about the 1983 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 11th Jun, 1987
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 37073
Liberal 14051
Labour 8680

More information about the 1987 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 9th Apr, 1992
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 38603
Labour 13068
Liberal 12682
Other 1098

More information about the 1992 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 1st May, 1997
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 24107
Labour 15271
Liberal 10112
Other 2317
Right 823

More information about the 1997 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 7th Jun, 2001
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 22621
Labour 14009
Liberal 8386
Right 1223
Other 817

More information about the 2001 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 5th May, 2005
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 25237
Labour 12307
Liberal 9153
Right 1554
Other 1033

More information about the 2005 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 6th May, 2010
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 28228
Liberal 14228
Labour 7893
Right 4283
Other 588

More information about the 2010 General Election is available here.

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Election of 7th May, 2015
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 30383
Right 8678
Labour 8383
Liberal 4407
Other 2752

More information about the 2015 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 8th Jun, 2017
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 36169
Labour 13065
Liberal 4711
Right 1869
Other 1755

More information about the 2017 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 12th Dec, 2019
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 36507
Labour 9583
Liberal 7970
Other 3333
Right 917

More information about the 2019 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election


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

URL: https://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12748360/cube/POL_PARTY_GROUP

Date accessed: 29th May 2024