Groupings of Political Parties


Election of 23rd Feb, 1950
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 18143
Labour 15714
Liberal 2097

More information about the 1950 General Election is available here.

Election of 25th Oct, 1951
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 19610
Labour 16371

More information about the 1951 General Election is available here.

Election of 13th Jan, 1955
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 15119
Labour 14254

This was a by-election.

Election of 26th May, 1955
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 18690
Labour 17215

More information about the 1955 General Election is available here.

Election of 8th Oct, 1959
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 19275
Labour 16542

More information about the 1959 General Election is available here.

Election of 15th Oct, 1964
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 17178
Labour 15012
Liberal 4819

More information about the 1964 General Election is available here.

Election of 31st Mar, 1966
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 16968
Labour 16849
Liberal 4079

More information about the 1966 General Election is available here.

Election of 18th Jun, 1970
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 22614
Labour 17172
Liberal 3811

More information about the 1970 General Election is available here.

Election of 28th Feb, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 33059
Labour 22040
Liberal 19115
Other 337

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

Election of 10th Oct, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 31478
Labour 22713
Liberal 14687
Other 317

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

Election of 3rd May, 1979
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 42792
Labour 23755
Liberal 11990

More information about the 1979 General Election is available here.

Election of 9th Jun, 1983
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 30747
Liberal 18612
Labour 7408

More information about the 1983 General Election is available here.

Election of 11th Jun, 1987
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 33912
Liberal 21494
Labour 8047

More information about the 1987 General Election is available here.

Election of 9th Apr, 1992
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 36313
Liberal 18516
Labour 12422
Other 1362

More information about the 1992 General Election is available here.

Election of 1st May, 1997
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 24935
Liberal 17557
Labour 16188
Other 3017
Right 400

More information about the 1997 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th Jun, 2001
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 23589
Liberal 16696
Labour 13719
Other 1069
Right 856

More information about the 2001 General Election is available here.

Election of 5th May, 2005
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 26399
Liberal 17617
Labour 13262
Right 1696

More information about the 2005 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th May, 2010
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 27133
Liberal 16193
Labour 7252
Right 3415
Other 1000

More information about the 2010 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th May, 2015
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 30995
Labour 10502
Right 7847
Liberal 4689
Other 3090

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

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12740414/cube/POL_PARTY_GROUP

Date accessed: 19th November 2019