Groupings of Political Parties


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

More information about the 1955 General Election is available here.

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

More information about the 1959 General Election is available here.

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

More information about the 1964 General Election is available here.

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

This was a by-election.

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

More information about the 1966 General Election is available here.

Election of 18th Jun, 1970
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 19524
Conservative 18974
Labour 4454
Nationalist 3147
Other 103

More information about the 1970 General Election is available here.

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

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

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

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

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

More information about the 1979 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, Roxburgh Selkirk and Peebles CCon through time | Political Life Statistics | Groupings of Political Parties, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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

Date accessed: 03rd July 2022