Political Parties


Election of 23rd Feb, 1950
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 31650 Elected
Labour 16716

More information about the 1950 General Election is available here.

Election of 25th Oct, 1951
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 31908 Elected
Labour 16588

More information about the 1951 General Election is available here.

Election of 26th May, 1955
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 30959 Elected
Labour 14371

More information about the 1955 General Election is available here.

Election of 8th Oct, 1959
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 29672 Elected
Labour 14579
Liberal 6339

More information about the 1959 General Election is available here.

Election of 15th Oct, 1964
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 27846 Elected
Labour 16503
Liberal 8655

More information about the 1964 General Election is available here.

Election of 31st Mar, 1966
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 28017 Elected
Labour 17426
Liberal 7252

More information about the 1966 General Election is available here.

Election of 18th Jun, 1970
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 29163 Elected
Labour 16062
Liberal 7053
Scottish National Party 3733

More information about the 1970 General Election is available here.

Election of 28th Feb, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 25713 Elected
Labour 10227
Liberal 9588
Scottish National Party 5268

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

Election of 10th Oct, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 19847 Elected
Scottish National Party 11137
Labour 9997
Liberal 7015

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

Election of 3rd May, 1979
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 25910 Elected
Labour 12672
Liberal 9366
Scottish National Party 3989

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, East Renfrewshire CCon through time | Political Life Statistics | Political Parties, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12753925/cube/POL_PARTY

Date accessed: 05th April 2020