Political Parties


Election of 23rd Feb, 1950
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 26491 Elected
Labour 14563
Liberal 6296

More information about the 1950 General Election is available here.

Election of 25th Oct, 1951
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 28632 Elected
Labour 14453
Liberal 3695

More information about the 1951 General Election is available here.

Election of 12th Feb, 1952
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 19490 Elected
Labour 9560

This was a by-election.

Election of 26th May, 1955
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 28739 Elected
Labour 14444

More information about the 1955 General Election is available here.

Election of 8th Oct, 1959
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 30846 Elected
Labour 15746

More information about the 1959 General Election is available here.

Election of 15th Oct, 1964
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 26827 Elected
Labour 15211
Liberal 9582

More information about the 1964 General Election is available here.

Election of 31st Mar, 1966
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 27160 Elected
Labour 15372
Liberal 11962

More information about the 1966 General Election is available here.

Election of 18th Jun, 1970
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 33222 Elected
Labour 15172
Liberal 11553

More information about the 1970 General Election is available here.

Election of 28th Feb, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 34341 Elected
Liberal 17300
Labour 15751
National Front 831

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

Election of 10th Oct, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 31002 Elected
Labour 16247
Liberal 13898
National Front 1096

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

Election of 3rd May, 1979
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 38805 Elected
Labour 16168
Liberal 10665
National Front 941

More information about the 1979 General Election is available here.

Election of 9th Jun, 1983
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 29029 Elected
Liberal 13287
Labour 7906
Ecology Party 962
Independent 226

More information about the 1983 General Election is available here.

Election of 11th Jun, 1987
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 30273 Elected
Liberal 15382
Labour 9494
Green 947
Independent 157

More information about the 1987 General Election is available here.

Election of 9th Apr, 1992
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 29827 Elected
Liberal Democrat 19022
Labour 8936
Green 747
Natural Law 203

More information about the 1992 General Election is available here.

Election of 1st May, 1997
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 20913 Elected
Labour 16949
Liberal Democrat 12854
Referendum Party 2460
Green 588
UK Independence Party 281
Natural Law 64

More information about the 1997 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th Jun, 2001
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 18711 Elected
Labour 16642
Liberal Democrat 8056
Green 920
UK Independence Party 803

More information about the 2001 General Election is available here.

Election of 5th May, 2005
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 21113 Elected
Labour 13642
Liberal Democrat 10059
Green 1521
UK Independence Party 926
Legalise Cannabis Alliance 326

More information about the 2005 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th May, 2010
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 22050 Elected
Liberal Democrat 16002
Labour 7940
UK Independence Party 1907
Green 1137
Money Reform 173

More information about the 2010 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th May, 2015
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 22918 Elected
Labour 13120
UK Independence Party 7289
Liberal Democrat 6227
Green 3746
Socialist Party of Great Britain 165

More information about the 2015 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, Canterbury CCon through time | Political Life Statistics | Political Parties, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12757300/cube/POL_PARTY

Date accessed: 14th October 2019