Groupings of Political Parties


Election of 24th Nov 1885 to 18th Dec, 1885
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 2958
Conservative 2612

More information about the 1885 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th Apr, 1886
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 3124
Conservative 2174

This was a by-election.

Election of 1st Jul 1886 to 27th Jul, 1886
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 5094

More information about the 1886 General Election is available here.

Election of 2nd Jul, 1890
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 3224
Conservative 1862

This was a by-election.

Election of 4th Jul 1892 to 26th Jul, 1892
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 3312
Liberal 2890

More information about the 1892 General Election is available here.

Election of 13th Jul 1895 to 7th Aug, 1895
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 3192
Liberal 2355
Labour 414

More information about the 1895 General Election is available here.

Election of 1st Oct 1900 to 24th Oct, 1900
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 0

More information about the 1900 General Election is available here.

Election of 12th Jan 1906 to 8th Feb, 1906
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 5167
Conservative 3395

More information about the 1906 General Election is available here.

Election of 15th Jan 1910 to 10th Feb, 1910
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 5304
Conservative 4298

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

Election of 3rd Dec 1910 to 19th Dec, 1910
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 4810
Conservative 4290

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

Election of 14th Dec, 1918
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 12608
Labour 12309

More information about the 1918 General Election is available here.

Election of 15th Nov, 1922
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 16478
Labour 14551

More information about the 1922 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th Dec, 1923
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 13996
Labour 13576
Liberal 1931

More information about the 1923 General Election is available here.

Election of 29th Oct, 1924
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 15512
Conservative 14802

More information about the 1924 General Election is available here.

Election of 30th May, 1929
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 19798
Conservative 15551

More information about the 1929 General Election is available here.

Election of 27th Oct, 1931
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 20794
Labour 15835

More information about the 1931 General Election is available here.

Election of 14th Nov, 1935
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 18136
Labour 17919

More information about the 1935 General Election is available here.

Election of 5th Jul, 1945
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 25939
Conservative 13648

More information about the 1945 General Election is available here.

Election of 23rd Feb, 1950
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 26342
Conservative 16793
Liberal 3678

More information about the 1950 General Election is available here.

Election of 25th Oct, 1951
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 26709
Conservative 20225

More information about the 1951 General Election is available here.

Election of 26th May, 1955
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 22792
Conservative 20033

More information about the 1955 General Election is available here.

Election of 8th Oct, 1959
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 23194
Conservative 19220

More information about the 1959 General Election is available here.

Election of 15th Oct, 1964
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 22197
Conservative 18068

More information about the 1964 General Election is available here.

Election of 31st Mar, 1966
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 23485
Conservative 15453

More information about the 1966 General Election is available here.

Election of 18th Jun, 1970
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 22400
Conservative 17536

More information about the 1970 General Election is available here.

Election of 28th Feb, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 19925
Conservative 14818
Liberal 8470

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

Election of 10th Oct, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 21607
Conservative 14253
Liberal 5788
Other 384

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

Election of 3rd May, 1979
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 22687
Conservative 14946
Liberal 4983

More information about the 1979 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, Barrow in Furness PBCon/BCon through time | Political Life Statistics | Groupings of Political Parties, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12749843/cube/POL_PARTY_GROUP

Date accessed: 17th September 2019