Political Parties


Election of 23rd Feb, 1950
Party Votes Outcome
National Liberal and Conservative 26268 Elected
Labour 18025

More information about the 1950 General Election is available here.

Election of 25th Oct, 1951
Party Votes Outcome
National Liberal and Conservative 26386 Elected
Labour 16669

More information about the 1951 General Election is available here.

Election of 26th May, 1955
Party Votes Outcome
National Liberal and Conservative 24550 Elected
Labour 15472

More information about the 1955 General Election is available here.

Election of 8th Oct, 1959
Party Votes Outcome
National Liberal and Conservative 25867 Elected
Labour 18437

More information about the 1959 General Election is available here.

Election of 12th Dec, 1963
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 16762 Elected
Labour 15791
Liberal 4491
Scottish National Party 4001

This was a by-election.

Election of 15th Oct, 1964
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 22816 Elected
Labour 18360
Scottish National Party 5726

More information about the 1964 General Election is available here.

Election of 31st Mar, 1966
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 20779 Elected
Labour 16358
Scottish National Party 5727
Liberal 2679

More information about the 1966 General Election is available here.

Election of 18th Jun, 1970
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 24661 Elected
Labour 15555
Scottish National Party 6211

More information about the 1970 General Election is available here.

Election of 28th Feb, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 21707 Elected
Labour 12739
Scottish National Party 9186
Liberal 5642

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

Election of 10th Oct, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 18386 Elected
Labour 12558
Scottish National Party 12542
Liberal 3961

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

Election of 3rd May, 1979
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 22704 Elected
Labour 13700
Liberal 7169
Scottish National Party 6647

More information about the 1979 General Election is available here.

Election of 9th Jun, 1983
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 18730 Elected
Social Democratic Party 10036
Labour 8764
Scottish National Party 4527

More information about the 1983 General Election is available here.

Election of 11th Jun, 1987
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 18785 Elected
Labour 11292
Social Democratic Party 8064
Scottish National Party 6391
Green 349

More information about the 1987 General Election is available here.

Election of 9th Apr, 1992
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 21089 Elected
Labour 14674
Scottish National Party 6971
Liberal Democrat 5749
Independent Green 312
Natural Law 107

More information about the 1992 General Election is available here.

Election of 1st May, 1997
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 23528 Elected
Conservative 13885
Scottish National Party 5977
Liberal Democrat 5487
Referendum Party 533
Natural Law 117

More information about the 1997 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th Jun, 2001
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 20830 Elected
Conservative 11996
Liberal Democrat 4955
Scottish National Party 4103
Scottish Socialist Party 702

More information about the 2001 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, Dumfries CCon through time | Political Life Statistics | Political Parties, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12745564/cube/POL_PARTY

Date accessed: 21st January 2020