Groupings of Political Parties


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

More information about the 1950 General Election is available here.

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

More information about the 1951 General Election is available here.

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

More information about the 1955 General Election is available here.

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

This was a by-election.

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

More information about the 1959 General Election is available here.

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

More information about the 1964 General Election is available here.

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

More information about the 1966 General Election is available here.

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

More information about the 1970 General Election is available here.

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

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

Election of 10th Oct, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 19778
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
Labour 14063
Liberal 6363

More information about the 1979 General Election is available here.

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

More information about the 1983 General Election is available here.

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

More information about the 1987 General Election is available here.

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

More information about the 1992 General Election is available here.

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

More information about the 1997 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th Jun, 2001
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 27633
Labour 18267
Liberal 5681
Right 1368

More information about the 2001 General Election is available here.

Election of 5th May, 2005
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 25881
Labour 15795
Liberal 10207
Right 2738
Other 506

More information about the 2005 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th May, 2010
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 23753
Liberal 10613
Labour 9119
Right 4835
Other 830

More information about the 2010 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th May, 2015
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 25515
Right 11654
Labour 8649
Liberal 2217
Other 2075

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

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

Date accessed: 16th October 2019