Political Parties


Election of 23rd Feb, 1950
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 26104 Elected
Labour 15767
Liberal 10974
Communist Party of Great Britain 423

More information about the 1950 General Election is available here.

Election of 25th Oct, 1951
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 28005 Elected
Labour 16409
Liberal 7835

More information about the 1951 General Election is available here.

Election of 26th May, 1955
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 26381 Elected
Labour 14787
Liberal 9471

More information about the 1955 General Election is available here.

Election of 8th Oct, 1959
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 26925 Elected
Labour 13116
Liberal 10719

More information about the 1959 General Election is available here.

Election of 15th Oct, 1964
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 25417 Elected
Labour 14542
Liberal 12297

More information about the 1964 General Election is available here.

Election of 31st Mar, 1966
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 25623 Elected
Labour 16900
Liberal 11066

More information about the 1966 General Election is available here.

Election of 18th Jun, 1970
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 31519 Elected
Labour 16429
Liberal 9515

More information about the 1970 General Election is available here.

Election of 28th Feb, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 30565 Elected
Liberal 20922
Labour 13249
Independent 394

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

Election of 10th Oct, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 27987 Elected
Liberal 21586
Labour 12366

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

Election of 3rd May, 1979
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 35010 Elected
Liberal 24445
Labour Party/Co-operative Party 7668

More information about the 1979 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, Totnes CCon through time | Political Life Statistics | Political Parties, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12756835/cube/POL_PARTY

Date accessed: 10th December 2019