Political Parties


Election of 9th Jun, 1983
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 24949 Elected
Conservative 7758
Social Democratic Party 5715
Workers' Party 246

More information about the 1983 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 13th Nov, 1986
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 17403 Elected
Liberal 10679
Conservative 1960
Revolutionary Communist Party 664
Independent (1) 111
Independent (2) 88

This was a by-election.

Election of 11th Jun, 1987
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 27454 Elected
Liberal 6356
Conservative 4922
Red Front 538

More information about the 1987 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 9th Apr, 1992
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 27517 Elected
Conservative 5114
Liberal Democrat 1515
Liberal 1180
Natural Law 179

More information about the 1992 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election


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, Knowsley North BCon through time | Political Life Statistics | Political Parties, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: https://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12754267/cube/POL_PARTY

Date accessed: 20th July 2024