Groupings of Political Parties


Election of 1st May, 1997
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 32672
Conservative 14274
Liberal 4066
Other 1155
Right 396

More information about the 1997 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 7th Jun, 2001
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 26610
Conservative 9752
Liberal 4375
Right 606
Left 539

More information about the 2001 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 5th May, 2005
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 23555
Conservative 9667
Liberal 7590
Other 2295
Right 770

More information about the 2005 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 6th May, 2010
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 28947
Conservative 12466
Liberal 7226
Other 1714
Right 891
Left 432

More information about the 2010 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 29th Nov, 2012
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 15898
Conservative 4137
Other 1993
Right 1561
Liberal 860
Left 119

This was a by-election.

Election of 7th May, 2015
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 33513
Conservative 12149
Right 2899
Other 2656
Liberal 1919
Left 386

More information about the 2015 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 8th Jun, 2017
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 44213
Conservative 11848
Liberal 1656
Other 1153
Right 753

More information about the 2017 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 12th Dec, 2019
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 36495
Conservative 11822
Liberal 4476
Other 2816

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

URL: https://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12757610/cube/POL_PARTY_GROUP

Date accessed: 20th July 2024