Groupings of Political Parties


Election of 23rd Feb, 1950
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 29278
Liberal 13354

More information about the 1950 General Election is available here.

Election of 25th Oct, 1951
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 30498
Conservative 11878

More information about the 1951 General Election is available here.

Election of 26th May, 1955
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 29003
Conservative 12706

More information about the 1955 General Election is available here.

Election of 8th Oct, 1959
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 30397
Conservative 12759
Nationalist 3066

More information about the 1959 General Election is available here.

Election of 15th Oct, 1964
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 33103
Conservative 9424
Nationalist 2118
Left 1260

More information about the 1964 General Election is available here.

Election of 31st Mar, 1966
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 33763
Conservative 9369
Left 1620

More information about the 1966 General Election is available here.

Election of 18th Jun, 1970
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 31314
Conservative 10419
Nationalist 3912
Left 1102

More information about the 1970 General Election is available here.

Election of 28th Feb, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 31656
Conservative 10968
Nationalist 5898

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

Election of 10th Oct, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 29683
Conservative 7931
Liberal 5178
Nationalist 4032
Left 427

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

Election of 3rd May, 1979
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 31665
Conservative 12692
Liberal 4624
Nationalist 1954
Left 406

More information about the 1979 General Election is available here.

Election of 9th Jun, 1983
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 23745
Liberal 8206
Conservative 6605
Nationalist 1859

More information about the 1983 General Election is available here.

Election of 11th Jun, 1987
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 27126
Liberal 6517
Conservative 5861
Nationalist 1124

More information about the 1987 General Election is available here.

Election of 9th Apr, 1992
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 26877
Conservative 5567
Liberal 4999
Nationalist 1919
Other 707

More information about the 1992 General Election is available here.

Election of 1st May, 1997
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 25650
Liberal 4079
Conservative 2835
Nationalist 2088
Other 1311

More information about the 1997 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th Jun, 2001
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 19063
Nationalist 2955
Liberal 2933
Other 2687
Conservative 2296
Left 256

More information about the 2001 General Election is available here.

Election of 5th May, 2005
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 18077
Liberal 4140
Nationalist 3545
Conservative 3064
Other 1278

More information about the 2005 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th May, 2010
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 16073
Liberal 5034
Conservative 4411
Nationalist 2198
Right 1765
Other 1477

More information about the 2010 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th May, 2015
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 15416
Right 4971
Conservative 3742
Nationalist 3663
Other 1848
Liberal 1397
Left 486

More information about the 2015 General Election is available here.


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

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12738584/cube/POL_PARTY_GROUP

Date accessed: 18th December 2018