Political Parties


Election of 23rd Feb, 1950
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 17059 Elected
Liberal 13987
Labour 5521

More information about the 1950 General Election is available here.

Election of 25th Oct, 1951
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 18009 Elected
Liberal 12869
Labour 6049

More information about the 1951 General Election is available here.

Election of 26th May, 1955
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 16824 Elected
Liberal 15220
Labour 3465

More information about the 1955 General Election is available here.

Election of 8th Oct, 1959
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 16701 Elected
Liberal 15712
Labour 3389

More information about the 1959 General Election is available here.

Election of 15th Oct, 1964
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 16352 Elected
Liberal 15683
Labour 3497
Independent 265

More information about the 1964 General Election is available here.

Election of 31st Mar, 1966
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 18460 Elected
Conservative 16952
Labour 2647

More information about the 1966 General Election is available here.

Election of 18th Jun, 1970
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 19863 Elected
Conservative 19233
Labour 1741

More information about the 1970 General Election is available here.

Election of 28th Feb, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 25667 Elected
Conservative 16938
Labour 1726

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

Election of 10th Oct, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 21368 Elected
Conservative 17512
Labour 2663
Anti Party System 148

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

Election of 3rd May, 1979
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 24489 Elected
Liberal 20742
Labour 1514
Ecology Party 442
National Front 224

More information about the 1979 General Election is available here.

Election of 9th Jun, 1983
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 28146 Elected
Liberal 23087
Labour 2096
Cornish National Party 364

More information about the 1983 General Election is available here.

Election of 11th Jun, 1987
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 29862 Elected
Liberal 24180
Labour 3719

More information about the 1987 General Election is available here.

Election of 9th Apr, 1992
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal Democrat 29696 Elected
Conservative 27775
Labour 4103
Liberal 678
Independent 276
Natural Law 112

More information about the 1992 General Election is available here.

Election of 1st May, 1997
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal Democrat 31100 Elected
Conservative 17253
Labour 5523
Referendum Party 3636
Mebyon Kernow 645
Liberal 186
Natural Law 152

More information about the 1997 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th Jun, 2001
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal Democrat 28082 Elected
Conservative 18250
Labour 5257
UK Independence Party 2394

More information about the 2001 General Election is available here.

Election of 5th May, 2005
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal Democrat 23842 Elected
Conservative 20766
Labour 6636
UK Independence Party 3063
Mebyon Kernow 1351
Veritas 324

More information about the 2005 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th May, 2010
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal Democrat 22512 Elected
Conservative 19531
UK Independence Party 2300
Labour 1971
Mebyon Kernow 530

More information about the 2010 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th May, 2015
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 21689 Elected
Liberal Democrat 15068
UK Independence Party 6121
Labour 2621
Green 2063
Mebyon Kernow 631
Restore the Family For Children's Sake 52

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

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12737348/cube/POL_PARTY

Date accessed: 22nd January 2020