Groupings of Political Parties


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

More information about the 1918 General Election is available here.

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

More information about the 1922 General Election is available here.

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

More information about the 1923 General Election is available here.

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

More information about the 1924 General Election is available here.

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

This was a by-election.

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

More information about the 1929 General Election is available here.

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

More information about the 1931 General Election is available here.

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

More information about the 1935 General Election is available here.

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

This was a by-election.

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

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

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

Date accessed: 13th October 2019