Political Parties


Election of 24th Nov 1885 to 18th Dec, 1885
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 3935 Elected
Liberal 3835

More information about the 1885 General Election is available here.

Election of 1st Jul 1886 to 27th Jul, 1886
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 0 Elected

More information about the 1886 General Election is available here.

Election of 4th Jul 1892 to 26th Jul, 1892
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 4555 Elected
Liberal 3362

More information about the 1892 General Election is available here.

Election of 13th Jul 1895 to 7th Aug, 1895
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 0 Elected

More information about the 1895 General Election is available here.

Election of 1st Oct 1900 to 24th Oct, 1900
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 0 Elected

More information about the 1900 General Election is available here.

Election of 12th Jan 1906 to 8th Feb, 1906
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 4422 Elected
Conservative 4405

More information about the 1906 General Election is available here.

Election of 15th Jan 1910 to 10th Feb, 1910
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 5575 Elected
Liberal 3896

More information about the 1910 Feb General Election is available here.

Election of 3rd Dec 1910 to 19th Dec, 1910
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 5160 Elected
Liberal 3779

More information about the 1910 Dec General Election is available here.

Election of 18th Jun, 1918
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 0 Elected

This was a by-election.

Election of 14th Dec, 1918
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 12587 Elected
Labour 5771

More information about the 1918 General Election is available here.

Election of 15th Nov, 1922
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 11240 Elected
Liberal 11121
Labour 1598

More information about the 1922 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th Dec, 1923
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 13778 Elected
Conservative 12347

More information about the 1923 General Election is available here.

Election of 29th Oct, 1924
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 14283 Elected
Liberal 10842
Labour 1966

More information about the 1924 General Election is available here.

Election of 30th May, 1929
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 15440 Elected
Liberal 11161
Labour 6423

More information about the 1929 General Election is available here.

Election of 27th Oct, 1931
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 24041 Elected
Labour 6974

More information about the 1931 General Election is available here.

Election of 14th Nov, 1935
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 17939 Elected
Liberal 7370
Labour 6240

More information about the 1935 General Election is available here.

Election of 17th Nov, 1938
Party Votes Outcome
Independent Progressive 19540 Elected
Conservative 17208

This was a by-election.

Election of 5th Jul, 1945
Party Votes Outcome
Independent Progressive 17937 Elected
Conservative 15625
Labour 5613

More information about the 1945 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, Somersetshire Bridgwater PDivCon through time | Political Life Statistics | Political Parties, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12736848/cube/POL_PARTY

Date accessed: 17th November 2018