Great Britain: Parties at a glance

Parties in comparison

Post-materialistic way of life
Socialist
Capitalist
Traditional way of life

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.

Tories

Conservative and Unionist Party

Tories (Conservative Party) is a center-right party and currently represented in parliament with 365 MPs. The party is against too much regulation of markets, wants a strong nation-state, and advocates strict immigration policy.

Current polls show Tories at 25.9. That's a loss of -17.7 compared to the last election.

Name Conservative Party
Translation Conservative and Unionist Party
Political orientation Centre-right
Government Part of the government
Current poll value 25.9 (-17.7 since last election )
Seats in parliament 365 / 650
Core topics
  • Less regulation of markets
  • Strong nationalism
  • Strict immigration policy
  • Strict crime control
All information at a glance: Tories

Labour

Labour Party

Labour (Labour Party) is a center-left party that is currently represented in the parliament with 203 MPs. The party advocates liberal lifestyles, wants more regulation of markets, and wants more government intervention in the economy.

In current polls, Labour is getting 47.5% of the vote - an increase of +15.3 since the last election.

Name Labour Party
Political orientation Centre-left
Current poll value 47.5 (+15.3 since last election )
Seats in parliament 203 / 650
Core topics
  • Advocates liberal lifestyles
  • More regulation of markets
  • More government intervention in markets/economy
  • Redistribution from rich to poor
All information at a glance: Labour

Scottish National Party

Scottish National Party

Scottish National Party is a regional interest party and currently represented in parliament with 48 MPs. The party advocates liberal lifestyles, favors the promotalization of political decisions, and stands for an open-minded immigration policy.

Compared to the last election, Scottish National Party scores an increase of +0.1 and comes in at 4.0%.

Name Scottish National Party
Political orientation Regional interests
Current poll value 4.0 (+0.1 since last election )
Seats in parliament 48 / 650
Group in the EU Parliament Greens
Core topics
  • Advocates liberal lifestyles
  • More promotionism
  • Open-minded immigration policy
  • Environmental protection more important than economic growth
All information at a glance: Scottish National Party

Liberal Democrats

Liberal Democrats

Liberal Democrats is a liberal party that is currently represented in parliament with 11 seats. The party advocates liberal lifestyles, has a dream of an open world without borders, and advocates more civil liberties.

Current polls have Liberal Democrats coming in at 9.1% - a loss of -2.4 since the last election.

Name Liberal Democrats
Political orientation Liberal politics
Current poll value 9.1 (-2.4 since last election )
Seats in parliament 11 / 650
Core topics
  • Advocates liberal lifestyles
  • Open world without borders
  • More civil liberties
  • Open-minded immigration policy
All information at a glance: Liberal Democrats

Democratic Unionist Party

Democratic Unionist Party

Democratic Unionist Party is a center-right party that is currently represented in parliament with 8 seats.

Name Democratic Unionist Party
Political orientation Centre-right
Seats in parliament 8 / 650
Group in the EU Parliament Non-Inscrits
All information at a glance: Democratic Unionist Party

Sinn Féin

We Ourselves

Sinn Féin is a regional interest party and currently represented in parliament with 7 MPs.

Name Sinn Féin
Translation We Ourselves
Political orientation Regional interests
Seats in parliament 7 / 650
Group in the EU Parliament Left
All information at a glance: Sinn Féin

Plaid Cymru

Party of Wales

Plaid Cymru is a regional interest party that is currently represented in the parliament with 4 MPs. The party favors the promotalization of political decisions, advocates liberal lifestyles, and stands for an open-minded immigration policy.

In current polls, Plaid Cymru is getting 1.0% of the vote - an increase of +0.5 since the last election.

Name Plaid Cymru
Translation Party of Wales
Political orientation Regional interests
Current poll value 1.0 (+0.5 since last election )
Seats in parliament 4 / 650
Core topics
  • More promotionism
  • Advocates liberal lifestyles
  • Open-minded immigration policy
  • More investment in public services
All information at a glance: Plaid Cymru

Social Democratic and Labour Party

Social Democratic and Labour Party

Social Democratic and Labour Party is a regional interest party that is currently represented in the parliament with 2 MPs.

Name Social Democratic and Labour Party
Political orientation Regional interests
Seats in parliament 2 / 650
Group in the EU Parliament S&D
All information at a glance: Social Democratic and Labour Party

Alliance

Alliance Party of Northern Ireland

Alliance (Alliance Party of Northern Ireland) is a liberal party and currently represented in parliament with 1 MPs.

Name Alliance Party of Northern Ireland
Political orientation Liberal politics
Seats in parliament 1 / 650
Group in the EU Parliament RE
All information at a glance: Alliance

Green Party

Green Party

Green Party is a green party that is currently represented in the parliament with 1 MPs. The party advocates liberal lifestyles, puts environmental protection above economic interests, and has a dream of an open world without borders.

In current polls, Green Party is getting 4.8% of the vote - an increase of +2.1 since the last election.

Name Green Party
Political orientation Environment & Climate
Current poll value 4.8 (+2.1 since last election )
Seats in parliament 1 / 650
Core topics
  • Advocates liberal lifestyles
  • Environmental protection more important than economic growth
  • Open world without borders
  • More regulation of markets
All information at a glance: Green Party

Reform UK

Reform UK

Reform UK is a right-wing party from Great Britain. The party wants a strong nation-state, advocates strict immigration policy, and favors traditional lifestyles.

In current polls, Reform UK comes in at 6.1%. Compared to the election, that's an increase of +4.1.

Name Reform UK
Political orientation Right-wing
Current poll value 6.1 (+4.1 since last election )
Seats in parliament 0 / 650
Core topics
  • Strong nationalism
  • Strict immigration policy
  • Prefers traditional lifestyles
  • Strict crime control
All information at a glance: Reform UK

Ulster Unionist Party

Ulster Unionist Party

Ulster Unionist Party is a center-right party from Great Britain.

Name Ulster Unionist Party
Political orientation Centre-right
Seats in parliament 0 / 650
All information at a glance: Ulster Unionist Party

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