Groupings of Political Parties


Election of 10th Dec 1832 to 8th Jan, 1833
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 1657
Conservative 625

More information about the 1833 General Election is available here.

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

More information about the 1835 General Election is available here.

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

This was a by-election.

Election of 24th Jul 1837 to 18th Aug, 1837
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 1353
Liberal 941

More information about the 1837 General Election is available here.

Election of 29th Jun 1841 to 22nd Jul, 1841
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 1092
Liberal 870

More information about the 1841 General Election is available here.

Election of 29th Jul 1847 to 26th Aug, 1847
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 1338
Conservative 819

More information about the 1847 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th Jul 1852 to 31st Jul, 1852
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 1769
Conservative 769

More information about the 1852 General Election is available here.

Election of 27th Mar 1857 to 24th Apr, 1857
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 1586
Conservative 1261

More information about the 1857 General Election is available here.

Election of 28th Apr 1859 to 18th May, 1859
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 1827
Conservative 1074

More information about the 1859 General Election is available here.

Election of 23rd Sep, 1862
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 1121
Conservative 918

This was a by-election.

Election of 11th Jul 1865 to 24th Jul, 1865
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 2650
Conservative 1463

More information about the 1865 General Election is available here.

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

This was a by-election.

Election of 17th Nov 1868 to 7th Dec, 1868
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 0

More information about the 1868 General Election is available here.

Election of 31st Jan 1874 to 17th Feb, 1874
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 17267
Conservative 6180

More information about the 1874 General Election is available here.

Election of 18th Feb, 1875
Party Votes Outcome
Other 6110
Liberal 4168
Conservative 3901

This was a by-election.

Election of 31st Mar 1880 to 27th Apr, 1880
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 23509
Conservative 5126
Other 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
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
Conservative 2093

More information about the 1886 General Election is available here.

Election of 14th Mar, 1890
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 7083

This was a by-election.

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

More information about the 1892 General Election is available here.

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

This was a by-election.

Election of 13th Jul 1895 to 7th Aug, 1895
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 8592

More information about the 1895 General Election is available here.

Election of 1st Oct 1900 to 24th Oct, 1900
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 4932
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 7660
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 7688
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 7049
Conservative 5062

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

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

Date accessed: 20th August 2019