Groupings of Political Parties


Election of 23rd Feb, 1950
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 23562
Labour 14556

More information about the 1950 General Election is available here.

Election of 25th Oct, 1951
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 23843
Labour 14471

More information about the 1951 General Election is available here.

Election of 26th May, 1955
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 22859
Labour 12434

More information about the 1955 General Election is available here.

Election of 8th Oct, 1959
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 21055
Labour 10531
Liberal 6068

More information about the 1959 General Election is available here.

Election of 8th Nov, 1961
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 12428
Liberal 8647
Labour 8519
Other 839

This was a by-election.

Election of 15th Oct, 1964
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 18184
Labour 11407
Liberal 8745

More information about the 1964 General Election is available here.

Election of 31st Mar, 1966
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 17727
Labour 13011
Liberal 6010

More information about the 1966 General Election is available here.

Election of 18th Jun, 1970
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 20361
Labour 10801
Liberal 8963

More information about the 1970 General Election is available here.

Election of 28th Feb, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 20438
Liberal 13428
Labour 9685

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

Election of 10th Oct, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 19165
Labour 10751
Liberal 10623

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

Election of 3rd May, 1979
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 23551
Labour 10150
Liberal 9405

More information about the 1979 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, Oswestry CCon through time | Political Life Statistics | Groupings of Political Parties, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12741108/cube/POL_PARTY_GROUP

Date accessed: 06th December 2019