Political Parties


Election of 10th Dec 1832 to 8th Jan, 1833
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal (1) 0 Elected
Liberal (2) 0 Elected

More information about the 1833 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th Jan 1835 to 6th Feb, 1835
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal (1) 0 Elected
Liberal (2) 0 Elected

More information about the 1835 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th May, 1835
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 9066 Elected
Conservative 6259 Elected

This was a by-election.

Election of 24th Jul 1837 to 18th Aug, 1837
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal (1) 12576 Elected
Liberal (2) 11892 Elected
Conservative 11489

More information about the 1837 General Election is available here.

Election of 29th Jun 1841 to 22nd Jul, 1841
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative (1) 13165 Elected
Conservative (2) 12780 Elected
Liberal (1) 12080
Liberal (2) 12031

More information about the 1841 General Election is available here.

Election of 4th Feb, 1846
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 0 Elected

This was a by-election.

Election of 18th Jul, 1846
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 0 Elected

This was a by-election.

Election of 29th Jul 1847 to 26th Aug, 1847
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal (1) 0 Elected
Liberal (2) 0 Elected

More information about the 1847 General Election is available here.

Election of 11th Dec, 1848
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 14743 Elected
Liberal 11795 Elected

This was a by-election.

Election of 7th Jul 1852 to 31st Jul, 1852
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 0 Elected
Liberal 0 Elected

More information about the 1852 General Election is available here.

Election of 27th Mar 1857 to 24th Apr, 1857
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 0 Elected
Liberal 0 Elected

More information about the 1857 General Election is available here.

Election of 21st Feb, 1859
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 0 Elected

This was a by-election.

Election of 28th Apr 1859 to 18th May, 1859
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal (1) 15978 Elected
Liberal (2) 15401 Elected
Conservative 13636

More information about the 1859 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, Yorkshire West Riding PDivCon through time | Political Life Statistics | Political Parties, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12755995/cube/POL_PARTY

Date accessed: 19th November 2019