Political Parties


Election of 14th Dec, 1918
Party Votes Outcome
Coalition Liberal 14127 Elected
Labour 12682

More information about the 1918 General Election is available here.

Election of 15th Nov, 1922
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 17516 Elected
Independent 15552

More information about the 1922 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th Dec, 1923
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 19511 Elected
Liberal 7403
Conservative 5548

More information about the 1923 General Election is available here.

Election of 29th Oct, 1924
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 19882 Elected
Conservative 13383

More information about the 1924 General Election is available here.

Election of 30th May, 1929
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 22701 Elected
Liberal 8696
Conservative 6712

More information about the 1929 General Election is available here.

Election of 27th Oct, 1931
Party Votes Outcome
Independent Labour Party 24623 Elected
New Party 10834

More information about the 1931 General Election is available here.

Election of 5th Jun, 1934
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 18645 Elected
Liberal 10376
Independent Labour Party 3508
Communist Party of Great Britain 3409

This was a by-election.

Election of 14th Nov, 1935
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 20530 Elected
Independent Labour Party 9640

More information about the 1935 General Election is available here.

Election of 5th Jul, 1945
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 24879 Elected
Independent Labour 5693

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, Merthyr Tydfil Merthyr PBDivCon through time | Political Life Statistics | Political Parties, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12737956/cube/POL_PARTY

Date accessed: 12th November 2018