Political Parties


Election of 23rd Feb, 1950
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 25104 Elected
Conservative 14009
Liberal 4460

More information about the 1950 General Election is available here.

Election of 25th Oct, 1951
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 25893 Elected
Conservative 17249

More information about the 1951 General Election is available here.

Election of 26th May, 1955
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 25110 Elected
Conservative 17182

More information about the 1955 General Election is available here.

Election of 8th Oct, 1959
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 25537 Elected
Conservative 16894

More information about the 1959 General Election is available here.

Election of 15th Oct, 1964
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 25522 Elected
Conservative 15565

More information about the 1964 General Election is available here.

Election of 31st Mar, 1966
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 24981 Elected
Conservative 14475

More information about the 1966 General Election is available here.

Election of 18th Jun, 1970
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 24975 Elected
Conservative 15532

More information about the 1970 General Election is available here.

Election of 28th Feb, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 24000 Elected
Conservative 16230

More information about the 1974 Feb General Election is available here.

Election of 10th Oct, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 22539 Elected
Conservative 12988
Liberal 4728

More information about the 1974 Oct General Election is available here.

Election of 4th Nov, 1976
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 19396 Elected
Labour 18331
Liberal 2480

This was a by-election.

Election of 3rd May, 1979
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 24523 Elected
Conservative 18767
Liberal 2819

More information about the 1979 General Election is available here.

Election of 9th Jun, 1983
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 23239 Elected
Conservative 16111
Liberal 5311

More information about the 1983 General Election is available here.

Election of 11th Jun, 1987
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 24019 Elected
Conservative 17000
Liberal 4853

More information about the 1987 General Election is available here.

Election of 9th Apr, 1992
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 26719 Elected
Conservative 16270
Liberal Democrat 3028
Monster Raving Loony Party 755
Natural Law 183

More information about the 1992 General Election is available here.

Election of 1st May, 1997
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 31717 Elected
Conservative 12061
Liberal Democrat 3967
Referendum Party 1412
Independent 217

More information about the 1997 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th Jun, 2001
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 23209 Elected
Conservative 12359
Liberal Democrat 5214
Legalise Cannabis Alliance 1040

More information about the 2001 General Election is available here.

Election of 5th May, 2005
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 19554 Elected
Conservative 11659
Liberal Democrat 5815
UK Independence Party 1328
Legalise Cannabis Alliance 381

More information about the 2005 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th May, 2010
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 17865 Elected
Conservative 13290
Liberal Democrat 5318
British National Party 1496
UK Independence Party 876
English Democrats 414

More information about the 2010 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th May, 2015
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 16282 Elected
Conservative 11596
UK Independence Party 7538
Liberal Democrat 1708
Green 1149
Independent 190

More information about the 2015 General Election is available here.


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, Workington CCon through time | Political Life Statistics | Political Parties, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12737403/cube/POL_PARTY

Date accessed: 17th November 2018