Groupings of Political Parties


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

More information about the 1950 General Election is available here.

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

More information about the 1951 General Election is available here.

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

This was a by-election.

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

More information about the 1955 General Election is available here.

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

More information about the 1959 General Election is available here.

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

More information about the 1964 General Election is available here.

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

More information about the 1966 General Election is available here.

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

More information about the 1970 General Election is available here.

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

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

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

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

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

More information about the 1979 General Election is available here.

Election of 9th Jun, 1983
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 29029
Liberal 13287
Labour 7906
Other 1188

More information about the 1983 General Election is available here.

Election of 11th Jun, 1987
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 30273
Liberal 15382
Labour 9494
Other 1104

More information about the 1987 General Election is available here.

Election of 9th Apr, 1992
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 29827
Liberal 19022
Labour 8936
Other 950

More information about the 1992 General Election is available here.

Election of 1st May, 1997
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 20913
Labour 16949
Liberal 12854
Other 3112
Right 281

More information about the 1997 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th Jun, 2001
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 18711
Labour 16642
Liberal 8056
Other 920
Right 803

More information about the 2001 General Election is available here.

Election of 5th May, 2005
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 21113
Labour 13642
Liberal 10059
Other 1847
Right 926

More information about the 2005 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th May, 2010
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 22050
Liberal 16002
Labour 7940
Right 1907
Other 1310

More information about the 2010 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th May, 2015
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 22918
Labour 13120
Right 7289
Liberal 6227
Other 3746
Left 165

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

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

Date accessed: 15th October 2019