Political Parties


Election of 14th Dec, 1918
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 9157 Elected
Liberal 7005

More information about the 1918 General Election is available here.

Election of 15th Nov, 1922
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 11708 Elected
Conservative 9757

More information about the 1922 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th Dec, 1923
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 11883 Elected
Conservative 10072

More information about the 1923 General Election is available here.

Election of 29th Oct, 1924
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 12058 Elected
Liberal 10786

More information about the 1924 General Election is available here.

Election of 11th Oct, 1928
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 10745 Elected
Liberal 10572
Labour 2449

This was a by-election.

Election of 30th May, 1929
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 14192 Elected
Liberal 14040
Labour 3574

More information about the 1929 General Election is available here.

Election of 27th Oct, 1931
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 17310 Elected
Liberal 13592
Labour 2124

More information about the 1931 General Election is available here.

Election of 14th Nov, 1935
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 17475 Elected
Liberal 13422
Labour 2236

More information about the 1935 General Election is available here.

Election of 2nd Apr, 1942
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 0 Elected

This was a by-election.

Election of 5th Jul, 1945
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 19730 Elected
Liberal 13764
Labour 8539

More information about the 1945 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, Devonshire Tavistock PDivCon through time | Political Life Statistics | Political Parties, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12751242/cube/POL_PARTY

Date accessed: 18th September 2019