Groupings of Political Parties


Election of 23rd Feb, 1950
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 16056
Labour 11236
Liberal 8023

More information about the 1950 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 25th Oct, 1951
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 22497
Labour 12361

More information about the 1951 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 21st Dec, 1954
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 10329
Liberal 8998
Labour 5642

This was a by-election.

Election of 26th May, 1955
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 14352
Liberal 13386
Labour 6891

More information about the 1955 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 8th Oct, 1959
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 15728
Liberal 11653
Labour 8073

More information about the 1959 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 15th Oct, 1964
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 14235
Conservative 12099
Labour 9402

More information about the 1964 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 31st Mar, 1966
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 14356
Conservative 11961
Labour 10069

More information about the 1966 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 18th Jun, 1970
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 15052
Conservative 12378
Labour 9038
Nationalist 2781

More information about the 1970 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 28th Feb, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 16903
Conservative 11680
Nationalist 7816
Labour 7258

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

This was a General Election

Election of 10th Oct, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 13128
Nationalist 12149
Conservative 8922
Labour 6332

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

This was a General Election

Election of 3rd May, 1979
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 15716
Conservative 11559
Nationalist 9715
Labour 9586

More information about the 1979 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election


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

URL: https://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12736137/cube/POL_PARTY_GROUP

Date accessed: 20th July 2024