Groupings of Political Parties


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

More information about the 1950 General Election is available here.

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

More information about the 1951 General Election is available here.

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

More information about the 1955 General Election is available here.

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

More information about the 1959 General Election is available here.

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

More information about the 1964 General Election is available here.

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

More information about the 1966 General Election is available here.

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

More information about the 1970 General Election is available here.

Election of 28th Feb, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 28326
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
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
Conservative 14245
Liberal 4394

More information about the 1979 General Election is available here.

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

More information about the 1983 General Election is available here.

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

More information about the 1987 General Election is available here.

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

More information about the 1992 General Election is available here.

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

More information about the 1997 General Election is available here.

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

More information about the 2001 General Election is available here.

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

More information about the 2005 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th May, 2010
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 18539
Liberal 10927
Conservative 8766
Right 3111
Other 2472

More information about the 2010 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th May, 2015
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 20074
Conservative 10018
Right 7265
Liberal 3894
Other 1567

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

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

Date accessed: 18th November 2019