Political Parties


Election of 23rd Feb, 1950
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 31084 Elected
Conservative 13530

More information about the 1950 General Election is available here.

Election of 25th Oct, 1951
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 30417 Elected
Conservative 13885

More information about the 1951 General Election is available here.

Election of 26th May, 1955
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 27116 Elected
Conservative 13110

More information about the 1955 General Election is available here.

Election of 8th Oct, 1959
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 28064 Elected
Conservative 13172

More information about the 1959 General Election is available here.

Election of 15th Oct, 1964
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 26006 Elected
Conservative 11280

More information about the 1964 General Election is available here.

Election of 31st Mar, 1966
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 25260 Elected
Conservative 9070

More information about the 1966 General Election is available here.

Election of 18th Jun, 1970
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 24245 Elected
Conservative 10590

More information about the 1970 General Election is available here.

Election of 28th Feb, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 28326 Elected
Conservative 10865
Liberal 8809

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

Election of 10th Oct, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 27953 Elected
Conservative 9197
Liberal 6418

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

Election of 3rd May, 1979
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 29525 Elected
Conservative 14245
Liberal 4394

More information about the 1979 General Election is available here.

Election of 9th Jun, 1983
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 19135 Elected
Conservative 12779
Liberal 11008

More information about the 1983 General Election is available here.

Election of 11th Jun, 1987
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 22947 Elected
Conservative 12785
Liberal 9349

More information about the 1987 General Election is available here.

Election of 9th Apr, 1992
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 26734 Elected
Conservative 12747
Liberal Democrat 6728

More information about the 1992 General Election is available here.

Election of 1st May, 1997
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 31855 Elected
Conservative 7101
Liberal Democrat 4991
Referendum Party 2372

More information about the 1997 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th Jun, 2001
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 24526 Elected
Conservative 8193
Liberal Democrat 5846
Socialist Labour Party 661

More information about the 2001 General Election is available here.

Election of 5th May, 2005
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 21312 Elected
Liberal Democrat 7869
Conservative 6463
Independent 3865

More information about the 2005 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th May, 2010
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 18539 Elected
Liberal Democrat 10927
Conservative 8766
Independent 2472
British National Party 1852
UK Independence Party 1259

More information about the 2010 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th May, 2015
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 20074 Elected
Conservative 10018
UK Independence Party 7265
Liberal Democrat 3894
Green 1567

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, North West Durham CCon through time | Political Life Statistics | Political Parties, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12737270/cube/POL_PARTY

Date accessed: 11th November 2019