Political Parties


Election of 26th May, 1955
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 21925 Elected
Liberal 14755
Labour 9296

More information about the 1955 General Election is available here.

Election of 8th Oct, 1959
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 22275 Elected
Liberal 12762
Labour 9336

More information about the 1959 General Election is available here.

Election of 15th Oct, 1964
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 18924 Elected
Liberal 17185
Labour 7007
Scottish National Party 1093

More information about the 1964 General Election is available here.

Election of 24th Mar, 1965
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 21549 Elected
Conservative 16942
Labour 4936
Independent 411

This was a by-election.

Election of 31st Mar, 1966
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 20607 Elected
Conservative 18396
Labour 6131

More information about the 1966 General Election is available here.

Election of 18th Jun, 1970
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 19524 Elected
Conservative 18974
Labour 4454
Scottish National Party 3147
Independent 103

More information about the 1970 General Election is available here.

Election of 28th Feb, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 25707 Elected
Conservative 16690
Scottish National Party 3953
Labour 3089

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

Election of 10th Oct, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 20006 Elected
Conservative 12573
Scottish National Party 9178
Labour 4076

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

Election of 3rd May, 1979
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 25993 Elected
Conservative 15303
Labour 4150
Scottish National Party 3502

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, Roxburgh Selkirk and Peebles CCon through time | Political Life Statistics | Political Parties, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12736071/cube/POL_PARTY

Date accessed: 03rd July 2022