Political Parties


Election of 14th Dec, 1918
Party Votes Outcome
Coalition Liberal 0 Elected

More information about the 1918 General Election is available here.

Election of 17th May, 1921
Party Votes Outcome
Coalition Liberal 0 Elected

This was a by-election.

Election of 15th Nov, 1922
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 4814 Elected
National Liberal 4189

More information about the 1922 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th Dec, 1923
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 5129 Elected
Conservative 4318

More information about the 1923 General Election is available here.

Election of 29th Oct, 1924
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 0 Elected

More information about the 1924 General Election is available here.

Election of 30th May, 1929
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 8256 Elected
Conservative 5404

More information about the 1929 General Election is available here.

Election of 27th Oct, 1931
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 0 Elected

More information about the 1931 General Election is available here.

Election of 14th Nov, 1935
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 8406 Elected
Liberal 6180

More information about the 1935 General Election is available here.

Election of 5th Jul, 1945
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 6304 Elected
Liberal 5975
Labour 5208

More information about the 1945 General Election is available here.

Election of 23rd Feb, 1950
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 9237 Elected
Conservative 6281
Labour 4198

More information about the 1950 General Election is available here.

Election of 25th Oct, 1951
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 11745 Elected
Conservative 5354
Labour 3335

More information about the 1951 General Election is available here.

Election of 26th May, 1955
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 11753 Elected
Conservative 3760
Labour 2914

More information about the 1955 General Election is available here.

Election of 8th Oct, 1959
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 12099 Elected
Conservative 3487
Labour 3275

More information about the 1959 General Election is available here.

Election of 15th Oct, 1964
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 11604 Elected
Conservative 3704
Labour 3232

More information about the 1964 General Election is available here.

Election of 31st Mar, 1966
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 9605 Elected
Conservative 3630
Labour 3021

More information about the 1966 General Election is available here.

Election of 18th Jun, 1970
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 7896 Elected
Conservative 5364
Labour 3552

More information about the 1970 General Election is available here.

Election of 28th Feb, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 11491 Elected
Conservative 4186
Labour 2865

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

Election of 10th Oct, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 9877 Elected
Scottish National Party 3025
Conservative 2495
Labour 2175

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

Election of 3rd May, 1979
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 10950 Elected
Conservative 4140
Labour 3385
Scottish National Party 935

More information about the 1979 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, Orkney and Zetland PCon/CCon through time | Political Life Statistics | Political Parties, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12750249/cube/POL_PARTY

Date accessed: 20th November 2018