Groupings of Political Parties


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

More information about the 1950 General Election is available here.

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

More information about the 1951 General Election is available here.

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

More information about the 1955 General Election is available here.

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

More information about the 1959 General Election is available here.

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

More information about the 1964 General Election is available here.

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

More information about the 1966 General Election is available here.

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

More information about the 1970 General Election is available here.

Election of 28th Feb, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 25667
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
Conservative 17512
Labour 2663
Other 148

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

Election of 3rd May, 1979
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 24489
Liberal 20742
Labour 1514
Other 442
Right 224

More information about the 1979 General Election is available here.

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

More information about the 1983 General Election is available here.

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

More information about the 1987 General Election is available here.

Election of 9th Apr, 1992
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 30374
Conservative 27775
Labour 4103
Other 388

More information about the 1992 General Election is available here.

Election of 1st May, 1997
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 31286
Conservative 17253
Labour 5523
Other 3788
Nationalist 645

More information about the 1997 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th Jun, 2001
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 28082
Conservative 18250
Labour 5257
Right 2394

More information about the 2001 General Election is available here.

Election of 5th May, 2005
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 23842
Conservative 20766
Labour 6636
Right 3063
Nationalist 1351
Other 324

More information about the 2005 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th May, 2010
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 22512
Conservative 19531
Right 2300
Labour 1971
Nationalist 530

More information about the 2010 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th May, 2015
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 21689
Liberal 15068
Right 6121
Labour 2621
Other 2115
Nationalist 631

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

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

Date accessed: 17th January 2020