Political Parties


Election of 23rd Feb, 1950
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 15649 Elected
Conservative 15389
Liberal 2009

More information about the 1950 General Election is available here.

Election of 25th Oct, 1951
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 16970 Elected
Labour 16528

More information about the 1951 General Election is available here.

Election of 26th May, 1955
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 16781 Elected
Conservative 16588

More information about the 1955 General Election is available here.

Election of 25th Mar, 1959
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 15314 Elected
Conservative 13960
National 785

This was a by-election.

Election of 8th Oct, 1959
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 16858 Elected
Conservative 16780

More information about the 1959 General Election is available here.

Election of 15th Oct, 1964
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 16728 Elected
Labour 16605
Independent 427

More information about the 1964 General Election is available here.

Election of 31st Mar, 1966
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 17880 Elected
Labour 17105

More information about the 1966 General Election is available here.

Election of 18th Jun, 1970
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 22220 Elected
Labour 16572

More information about the 1970 General Election is available here.

Election of 28th Feb, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 20430 Elected
Labour 14387
Liberal 8986
Independent Powellite 380

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

Election of 10th Oct, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 19778 Elected
Labour 14850
Liberal 6658

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

Election of 3rd May, 1979
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 24767 Elected
Labour 14063
Liberal 6363

More information about the 1979 General Election is available here.

Election of 9th Jun, 1983
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 28632 Elected
Liberal 13722
Labour 9072

More information about the 1983 General Election is available here.

Election of 11th Jun, 1987
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 32519 Elected
Liberal 12083
Labour 11844

More information about the 1987 General Election is available here.

Election of 9th Apr, 1992
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 33637 Elected
Labour 16706
Liberal Democrat 11237

More information about the 1992 General Election is available here.

Election of 1st May, 1997
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 24694 Elected
Labour 22230
Liberal Democrat 8178
Referendum Party 3694

More information about the 1997 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th Jun, 2001
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 27633 Elected
Labour 18267
Liberal Democrat 5681
UK Independence Party 1368

More information about the 2001 General Election is available here.

Election of 5th May, 2005
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 25881 Elected
Labour 15795
Liberal Democrat 10207
UK Independence Party 2738
Independent 506

More information about the 2005 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th May, 2010
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 23753 Elected
Liberal Democrat 10613
Labour 9119
UK Independence Party 3061
British National Party 1774
Green 830

More information about the 2010 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th May, 2015
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 25515 Elected
UK Independence Party 11654
Labour 8649
Liberal Democrat 2217
Green 2075

More information about the 2015 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, South West Norfolk CCon through time | Political Life Statistics | Political Parties, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12748322/cube/POL_PARTY

Date accessed: 21st October 2019