Political Parties


Election of 23rd Feb, 1950
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 25550 Elected
National Liberal and Conservative 25421

More information about the 1950 General Election is available here.

Election of 25th Oct, 1951
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 25994 Elected
Conservative 16968
Liberal 10688

More information about the 1951 General Election is available here.

Election of 26th May, 1955
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 27002 Elected
Independent 25410

More information about the 1955 General Election is available here.

Election of 8th Oct, 1959
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 27623 Elected
Conservative 22301
Plaid Cymru 2253

More information about the 1959 General Election is available here.

Election of 15th Oct, 1964
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 23926 Elected
Conservative 15340
Liberal 9679
Plaid Cymru 1717

More information about the 1964 General Election is available here.

Election of 31st Mar, 1966
Party Votes Outcome
Labour (Independent Labour) (Democratic Party) 23852 Elected
Conservative 17921
Liberal 5308
Plaid Cymru 2460

More information about the 1966 General Election is available here.

Election of 18th Jun, 1970
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 19120 Elected
Labour 17889
Democratic Party 11824
Plaid Cymru 3681
Liberal 2541

More information about the 1970 General Election is available here.

Election of 28th Feb, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 22268 Elected
Labour 20789
Liberal 12340
Plaid Cymru 2820

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

Election of 10th Oct, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 23190 Elected
Labour 22418
Liberal 9116
Plaid Cymru 2580

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

Election of 3rd May, 1979
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 30483 Elected
Labour 23015
Liberal 6249
Plaid Cymru 1573
Ecology Party 694

More information about the 1979 General Election is available here.

Election of 9th Jun, 1983
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 24860 Elected
Labour 15504
Social Democratic Party 10983
Plaid Cymru 1073
Ecology Party 478
Independent 136

More information about the 1983 General Election is available here.

Election of 11th Jun, 1987
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 23314 Elected
Labour 17614
Liberal 14832
Plaid Cymru 1119

More information about the 1987 General Election is available here.

Election of 9th Apr, 1992
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 26253 Elected
Conservative 25498
Liberal Democrat 6625
Plaid Cymru 1627
Green 484
Anti-Federalist League 158

More information about the 1992 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, Pembroke CCon through time | Political Life Statistics | Political Parties, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12740773/cube/POL_PARTY

Date accessed: 15th September 2019