Groupings of Political Parties


Election of 10th Dec 1832 to 8th Jan, 1833
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 1688
Conservative 540

More information about the 1833 General Election is available here.

Election of 13th Jun, 1834
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 615
Conservative 590

This was a by-election.

Election of 6th Jan 1835 to 6th Feb, 1835
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 1429
Conservative 688

More information about the 1835 General Election is available here.

Election of 27th Apr, 1835
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 0

This was a by-election.

Election of 24th Jul 1837 to 18th Aug, 1837
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 1368
Conservative 1213

More information about the 1837 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th Sep, 1839
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 717
Liberal 617

This was a by-election.

Election of 23rd May, 1840
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 736
Liberal 657

This was a by-election.

Election of 29th Jun 1841 to 22nd Jul, 1841
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 1480
Liberal 1351

More information about the 1841 General Election is available here.

Election of 21st Mar, 1843
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 713
Liberal 680

This was a by-election.

Election of 16th Jul, 1845
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 746
Liberal 729

This was a by-election.

Election of 29th Jul 1847 to 26th Aug, 1847
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 1538
Conservative 465

More information about the 1847 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th Jul 1852 to 31st Jul, 1852
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 1624
Liberal 1410

More information about the 1852 General Election is available here.

Election of 18th Aug, 1854
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 1491
Conservative 1404

This was a by-election.

Election of 27th Mar 1857 to 24th Apr, 1857
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 1505
Liberal 1431

More information about the 1857 General Election is available here.

Election of 28th Apr 1859 to 18th May, 1859
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 1503
Liberal 1352

More information about the 1859 General Election is available here.

Election of 12th Feb, 1863
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 708
Liberal 627

This was a by-election.

Election of 11th Jul 1865 to 24th Jul, 1865
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 1522
Liberal 1451

More information about the 1865 General Election is available here.

Election of 24th Apr, 1866
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 774
Liberal 755

This was a by-election.

Election of 17th Nov 1868 to 7th Dec, 1868
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 3736
Conservative 2825

More information about the 1868 General Election is available here.

Election of 31st Jan 1874 to 17th Feb, 1874
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 3650
Liberal 3512

More information about the 1874 General Election is available here.

Election of 31st Mar 1880 to 27th Apr, 1880
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 4712
Conservative 3905

More information about the 1880 General Election is available here.

Election of 24th Nov 1885 to 18th Dec, 1885
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 2846
Liberal 2739

More information about the 1885 General Election is available here.

Election of 1st Jul 1886 to 27th Jul, 1886
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 2937
Liberal 2479

More information about the 1886 General Election is available here.

Election of 4th Jul 1892 to 26th Jul, 1892
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 3299
Liberal 3044

More information about the 1892 General Election is available here.

Election of 13th Jul 1895 to 7th Aug, 1895
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 3574
Liberal 2920

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
Liberal 4232
Conservative 3924

More information about the 1906 General Election is available here.

Election of 15th Jan 1910 to 10th Feb, 1910
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 4667
Liberal 4080

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

Election of 3rd Dec 1910 to 19th Dec, 1910
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 4427
Liberal 4084

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

Election of 25th Jul, 1917
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 0

This was a by-election.

Election of 14th Dec, 1918
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 11553
Labour 3789

More information about the 1918 General Election is available here.

Election of 16th Mar, 1922
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 10897
Labour 6954
Liberal 4529

This was a by-election.

Election of 15th Nov, 1922
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 11238
Liberal 7005
Labour 4810

More information about the 1922 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th Dec, 1923
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 9814
Liberal 7852
Labour 5741

More information about the 1923 General Election is available here.

Election of 29th Oct, 1924
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 12628
Labour 6744
Liberal 4670

More information about the 1924 General Election is available here.

Election of 30th May, 1929
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 13867
Labour 10116
Liberal 8124

More information about the 1929 General Election is available here.

Election of 27th Oct, 1931
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 23347
Labour 8552

More information about the 1931 General Election is available here.

Election of 8th Feb, 1934
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 14896
Labour 12176
Liberal 2023

This was a by-election.

Election of 14th Nov, 1935
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 18927
Labour 13436

More information about the 1935 General Election is available here.

Election of 5th Jul, 1945
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 19671
Conservative 18989

More information about the 1945 General Election is available here.

Election of 23rd Feb, 1950
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 25151
Labour 20297
Liberal 5355

More information about the 1950 General Election is available here.

Election of 25th Oct, 1951
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 26570
Labour 20893
Liberal 3257

More information about the 1951 General Election is available here.

Election of 26th May, 1955
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 27059
Labour 19932

More information about the 1955 General Election is available here.

Election of 8th Oct, 1959
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 24350
Labour 17543
Liberal 5792

More information about the 1959 General Election is available here.

Election of 15th Oct, 1964
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 20720
Labour 19331
Liberal 7723

More information about the 1964 General Election is available here.

Election of 31st Mar, 1966
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 21963
Conservative 20972
Liberal 4928
Other 439

More information about the 1966 General Election is available here.

Election of 21st Sep, 1967
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 20488
Labour 14510
Liberal 4701

This was a by-election.

Election of 18th Jun, 1970
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 26252
Labour 21191

More information about the 1970 General Election is available here.

Election of 28th Feb, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 24119
Labour 19443
Liberal 15491
Other 369

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

Election of 10th Oct, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 21790
Labour 19017
Liberal 11129
Other 885

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

Election of 2nd Dec, 1976
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 19620
Labour 9995
Liberal 7051
Other 1085
Right 700

This was a by-election.

Election of 3rd May, 1979
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 25568
Labour 20672
Liberal 9285
Right 311

More information about the 1979 General Election is available here.

Election of 9th Jun, 1983
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 20931
Left 14963
Labour 14240
Other 286

More information about the 1983 General Election is available here.

Election of 11th Jun, 1987
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 21624
Left 16564
Labour 15319
Other 597

More information about the 1987 General Election is available here.

Election of 9th Apr, 1992
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 20039
Conservative 19459
Liberal 10037
Other 978

More information about the 1992 General Election is available here.

Election of 1st May, 1997
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 27436
Conservative 13299
Liberal 8287
Other 2019
Left 298

More information about the 1997 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th Jun, 2001
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 19316
Liberal 10737
Conservative 9829
Other 1645
Left 777
Right 532

More information about the 2001 General Election is available here.

Election of 5th May, 2005
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 19152
Labour 14813
Conservative 7193
Other 1842
Right 569

More information about the 2005 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th May, 2010
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 19621
Conservative 12829
Labour 12174
Other 4311
Right 1195

More information about the 2010 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th May, 2015
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 18646
Liberal 18047
Conservative 8117
Other 4296
Right 2668

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, Cambridge BCon/PBCon through time | Political Life Statistics | Groupings of Political Parties, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12753690/cube/POL_PARTY_GROUP

Date accessed: 12th November 2018