Groupings of Political Parties


Election of 28th Feb, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 21858
Liberal 16751
Labour 7034
Other 114
Right 102

More information about the 1974 Feb General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 10th Oct, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 19831
Liberal 10123
Labour 9923

More information about the 1974 Oct General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 3rd May, 1979
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 23669
Labour 11344
Liberal 9025
Other 487

More information about the 1979 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 9th Jun, 1983
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 27977
Left 14048
Labour 9545

More information about the 1983 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 11th Jun, 1987
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 27672
Left 14046
Labour 12913

More information about the 1987 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 9th Apr, 1992
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 29334
Labour 17600
Liberal 11133
Other 876

More information about the 1992 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, Scarborough CCon through time | Political Life Statistics | Groupings of Political Parties, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: https://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12740542/cube/POL_PARTY_GROUP

Date accessed: 20th July 2024