Parties in comparison
Explanation of the chart
The graph shows the economic orientation of the parties on the X-axis from left to right. The further left, the more actively the state should intervene via taxes, regulations and redistribution. The further to the right, the less the state should intervene.
On the Y-axis from top to bottom, the parties are categorized according to their life models. The further up a party, the more it prioritizes liberal lifestyles over traditional views and material goods. The further down, the more a party aligns itself with traditional lifestyles and sees the state as the moral authority for living together.
Data was collected through the 2019 Chapel Hill Expert Survey by more than 400 policy experts. Party positions may change over time. Therefore, the chart serves only as an overview and cannot make statements about specific political topics.
Ryan Bakker, Liesbet Hooghe, Seth Jolly, Gary Marks, Jonathan Polk, Jan Rovny, Marco Steenbergen, and Milada Anna Vachudova. 2020. “2019 Chapel Hill Expert Survey.” - University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
ToriesConservative and Unionist Party
Tories (Conservative Party) is a center-right party and currently represented in parliament with 365 MPs.
Labour (Labour Party) is a center-left party that is currently represented in the parliament with 203 MPs.
Scottish National PartyScottish National Party
Scottish National Party is a regional interest party and currently represented in parliament with 48 MPs.
Liberal DemocratsLiberal Democrats
Liberal Democrats is a liberal party that is currently represented in parliament with 11 seats.
Democratic Unionist PartyDemocratic Unionist Party
Democratic Unionist Party is a center-right party that is currently represented in parliament with 8 seats.
Sinn FéinWe Ourselves
Sinn Féin is a regional interest party and currently represented in parliament with 7 MPs.
Plaid CymruParty of Wales
Plaid Cymru is a regional interest party that is currently represented in the parliament with 4 MPs.
AllianceAlliance Party of Northern Ireland
Alliance (Alliance Party of Northern Ireland) is a liberal party and currently represented in parliament with 1 MPs.
Green PartyGreen Party
Green Party is a green party that is currently represented in the parliament with 1 MPs.
Reform UKReform UK
Reform UK is a right-wing party from United Kingdom.
UKIPUK Independence Party
UKIP (UK Independence Party) is a right-wing party from United Kingdom.
Ulster Unionist PartyUlster Unionist Party
Ulster Unionist Party is a center-right party from United Kingdom.