Groupings of Political Parties


Election of 9th Jun, 1983
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 23984
Conservative 15231
Liberal 10157
Other 296

More information about the 1983 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 11th Jun, 1987
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 26791
Conservative 15410
Liberal 7161

More information about the 1987 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 9th Apr, 1992
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 26906
Conservative 14215
Liberal 5244
Left 2894
Other 290

More information about the 1992 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 1st May, 1997
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 29856
Conservative 8545
Liberal 3805
Other 1143

More information about the 1997 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 7th Jun, 2001
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 21129
Conservative 8258
Liberal 3941
Left 826

More information about the 2001 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 5th May, 2005
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 18129
Conservative 6491
Liberal 6047
Right 840
Other 343

More information about the 2005 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 6th May, 2010
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 18782
Conservative 10148
Liberal 6289
Right 3576
Other 809

More information about the 2010 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 7th May, 2015
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 20555
Right 9627
Conservative 8289
Other 1200
Liberal 1072

More information about the 2015 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 8th Jun, 2017
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 25676
Conservative 12550
Right 2779
Liberal 781
Other 537

More information about the 2017 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 12th Dec, 2019
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 21516
Conservative 13918
Other 3759
Liberal 1411

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

URL: https://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12744997/cube/POL_PARTY_GROUP

Date accessed: 20th July 2024