Groupings of Political Parties


Election of 23rd Feb, 1950
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 18314
Labour 11185
Liberal 5965

More information about the 1950 General Election is available here.

Election of 25th Oct, 1951
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 21204
Labour 13396

More information about the 1951 General Election is available here.

Election of 26th May, 1955
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 18058
Liberal 8658
Labour 8154

More information about the 1955 General Election is available here.

Election of 14th Feb, 1956
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 12129
Liberal 9979
Labour 5277

This was a by-election.

Election of 8th Oct, 1959
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 17763
Liberal 10185
Labour 8097

More information about the 1959 General Election is available here.

Election of 15th Oct, 1964
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 17780
Labour 12020
Liberal 9322

More information about the 1964 General Election is available here.

Election of 31st Mar, 1966
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 17529
Labour 14782
Liberal 6996

More information about the 1966 General Election is available here.

Election of 18th Jun, 1970
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 22011
Labour 14410
Liberal 4953

More information about the 1970 General Election is available here.

Election of 28th Feb, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 18676
Liberal 15238
Labour 11299

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

Election of 10th Oct, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 17060
Liberal 15948
Labour 10820

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

Election of 3rd May, 1979
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 23012
Liberal 18042
Labour 7150

More information about the 1979 General Election is available here.

Election of 9th Jun, 1983
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 23334
Liberal 21057
Labour 3690
Other 463

More information about the 1983 General Election is available here.

Election of 11th Jun, 1987
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 24865
Liberal 23452
Labour 4031

More information about the 1987 General Election is available here.

Election of 9th Apr, 1992
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 26727
Liberal 23314
Labour 6005
Other 596

More information about the 1992 General Election is available here.

Election of 1st May, 1997
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 25198
Conservative 18550
Labour 6596
Other 2209

More information about the 1997 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th Jun, 2001
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 18244
Conservative 17276
Labour 6739
Right 1184
Other 1181

More information about the 2001 General Election is available here.

Election of 5th May, 2005
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 20285
Conservative 19323
Labour 4800
Other 1456
Right 1030

More information about the 2005 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, Hereford CCon through time | Political Life Statistics | Groupings of Political Parties, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12756756/cube/POL_PARTY_GROUP

Date accessed: 15th November 2019