Groupings of Political Parties


Election of 23rd Feb, 1950
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 25781
Labour 19219
Liberal 5621

More information about the 1950 General Election is available here.

Election of 25th Oct, 1951
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 29434
Labour 20428

More information about the 1951 General Election is available here.

Election of 26th May, 1955
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 27551
Labour 18362

More information about the 1955 General Election is available here.

Election of 8th Oct, 1959
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 28978
Labour 19652

More information about the 1959 General Election is available here.

Election of 15th Oct, 1964
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 24824
Labour 18464
Liberal 8975

More information about the 1964 General Election is available here.

Election of 31st Mar, 1966
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 24736
Labour 20533
Liberal 7545

More information about the 1966 General Election is available here.

Election of 18th Jun, 1970
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 29023
Labour 18571
Liberal 8124

More information about the 1970 General Election is available here.

Election of 30th Sep, 1971
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 25909
Labour 23854
Liberal 5991
Other 92

This was a by-election.

Election of 28th Feb, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 32638
Labour 18352
Liberal 15926

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

Election of 10th Oct, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 31685
Labour 18592
Liberal 12764

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

Election of 3rd May, 1979
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 40116
Labour 16779
Liberal 11726

More information about the 1979 General Election is available here.

Election of 9th Jun, 1983
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 32538
Liberal 11859
Labour 9923
Other 488

More information about the 1983 General Election is available here.

Election of 11th Jun, 1987
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 33208
Liberal 14116
Labour 11563

More information about the 1987 General Election is available here.

Election of 9th Apr, 1992
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 36447
Labour 13680
Liberal 12600
Other 268

More information about the 1992 General Election is available here.

Election of 1st May, 1997
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 26888
Labour 18234
Liberal 9075

More information about the 1997 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th Jun, 2001
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 22284
Labour 15084
Liberal 8217

More information about the 2001 General Election is available here.

Election of 5th May, 2005
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 22628
Labour 13227
Liberal 8918
Other 848

More information about the 2005 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th May, 2010
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 23503
Liberal 11544
Labour 10164
Other 3430
Right 1418

More information about the 2010 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th May, 2015
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 26063
Labour 11252
Right 6037
Liberal 3842
Other 2404

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, Macclesfield CCon through time | Political Life Statistics | Groupings of Political Parties, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12757293/cube/POL_PARTY_GROUP

Date accessed: 14th October 2019