Political Parties


Election of 10th Dec 1832 to 8th Jan, 1833
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal (1) 822 Elected
Conservative 625 Elected
Liberal (2) 588
Liberal (3) 247

More information about the 1833 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th Jan 1835 to 6th Feb, 1835
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 0 Elected
Liberal 0 Elected

More information about the 1835 General Election is available here.

Election of 15th Feb, 1836
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 0 Elected

This was a by-election.

Election of 24th Jul 1837 to 18th Aug, 1837
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative (1) 683 Elected
Conservative (2) 670 Elected
Liberal (1) 472
Liberal (2) 469

More information about the 1837 General Election is available here.

Election of 29th Jun 1841 to 22nd Jul, 1841
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 870 Elected
Conservative (1) 606 Elected
Conservative (2) 486

More information about the 1841 General Election is available here.

Election of 29th Jul 1847 to 26th Aug, 1847
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal (1) 954 Elected
Conservative 819 Elected
Liberal (2) 384

More information about the 1847 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th Jul 1852 to 31st Jul, 1852
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal (1) 921 Elected
Liberal (2) 848 Elected
Conservative 769

More information about the 1852 General Election is available here.

Election of 27th Mar 1857 to 24th Apr, 1857
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 1261 Elected
Liberal (1) 822 Elected
Liberal (2) 764

More information about the 1857 General Election is available here.

Election of 28th Apr 1859 to 18th May, 1859
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal (1) 1258 Elected
Conservative 1074 Elected
Liberal (2) 569

More information about the 1859 General Election is available here.

Election of 23rd Sep, 1862
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal (1) 1089 Elected
Conservative 918 Elected
Liberal (2) 32

This was a by-election.

Election of 11th Jul 1865 to 24th Jul, 1865
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 1463 Elected
Liberal (1) 1373 Elected
Liberal (2) 1277

More information about the 1865 General Election is available here.

Election of 20th Feb, 1868
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 1489 Elected
Conservative 1420 Elected

This was a by-election.

Election of 17th Nov 1868 to 7th Dec, 1868
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal (1) 0 Elected
Liberal (2) 0 Elected

More information about the 1868 General Election is available here.

Election of 31st Jan 1874 to 17th Feb, 1874
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal (1) 6700 Elected
Conservative 6180 Elected
Liberal (2) 5369
Liberal/Labour Alliance 5198

More information about the 1874 General Election is available here.

Election of 18th Feb, 1875
Party Votes Outcome
Independent 6110 Elected
Liberal/Labour Alliance 4168 Elected
Conservative 3901

This was a by-election.

Election of 31st Mar 1880 to 27th Apr, 1880
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 12130 Elected
Liberal/Labour Alliance 11379 Elected
Conservative 5126
Independent 1091

More information about the 1880 General Election is available here.

Election of 24th Nov 1885 to 18th Dec, 1885
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 4790 Elected
Conservative 2800

More information about the 1885 General Election is available here.

Election of 1st Jul 1886 to 27th Jul, 1886
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 3255 Elected
Conservative 2093

More information about the 1886 General Election is available here.

Election of 14th Mar, 1890
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 4157 Elected
Liberal Unionist 2926

This was a by-election.

Election of 4th Jul 1892 to 26th Jul, 1892
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 4629 Elected
Conservative 2846

More information about the 1892 General Election is available here.

Election of 25th Aug, 1892
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 0 Elected

This was a by-election.

Election of 13th Jul 1895 to 7th Aug, 1895
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal Unionist 4396 Elected
Liberal 4196

More information about the 1895 General Election is available here.

Election of 1st Oct 1900 to 24th Oct, 1900
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 4932 Elected
Liberal 4732

More information about the 1900 General Election is available here.

Election of 12th Jan 1906 to 8th Feb, 1906
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal-Labour 7660 Elected
Conservative 4288

More information about the 1906 General Election is available here.

Election of 15th Jan 1910 to 10th Feb, 1910
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal-Labour 7688 Elected
Conservative 5697

More information about the 1910 Feb General Election is available here.

Election of 3rd Dec 1910 to 19th Dec, 1910
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal-Labour 7049 Elected
Conservative 5062

More information about the 1910 Dec 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, Stoke upon Trent PBCon through time | Political Life Statistics | Political Parties, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12743968/cube/POL_PARTY

Date accessed: 25th August 2019