Political Parties


Election of 24th Nov 1885 to 18th Dec, 1885
Party Votes Outcome
Independent Liberal 4337 Elected
Liberal 1929

More information about the 1885 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 1st Jul 1886 to 27th Jul, 1886
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 3694 Elected
Liberal Unionist 2253

More information about the 1886 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 4th Jul 1892 to 26th Jul, 1892
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 3969 Elected
Liberal Unionist 2809

More information about the 1892 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 13th Jul 1895 to 7th Aug, 1895
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 3499 Elected
Liberal Unionist 3050

More information about the 1895 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 23rd Jun, 1899
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 4891 Elected
Liberal Unionist 2961

This was a by-election.

Election of 1st Oct 1900 to 24th Oct, 1900
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 4461 Elected
Liberal Unionist 3170

More information about the 1900 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 12th Jan 1906 to 8th Feb, 1906
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 6606 Elected
Liberal Unionist 2432

More information about the 1906 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 16th Apr, 1909
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 4527 Elected
Liberal Unionist 4069

This was a by-election.

Election of 15th Jan 1910 to 10th Feb, 1910
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 6760 Elected
Liberal Unionist 4273

More information about the 1910 Feb General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 3rd Dec 1910 to 19th Dec, 1910
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 6436 Elected
Conservative 3782

More information about the 1910 Dec General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 2nd Feb, 1912
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 5064 Elected
Liberal Unionist 4139

This was a by-election.

Election of 14th Dec, 1918
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 8460 Elected
Coalition Labour 5136

More information about the 1918 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 15th Nov, 1922
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 10551 Elected
National Liberal 7088

More information about the 1922 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 6th Dec, 1923
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 10876 Elected
Conservative 5045

More information about the 1923 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 29th Oct, 1924
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 9330 Elected
Conservative 6105
Liberal 5625

More information about the 1924 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 30th May, 1929
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 13933 Elected
Liberal 8687
Conservative 6889

More information about the 1929 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 27th Oct, 1931
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 17372 Elected
Labour 10244
Scottish National Party 2872

More information about the 1931 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 14th Nov, 1935
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 13341 Elected
Conservative 12229
Liberal 5313

More information about the 1935 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 5th Jul, 1945
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 19300 Elected
Conservative 12771
Scottish National Party 2149

More information about the 1945 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 3rd Oct, 1945
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 15482 Elected
Conservative 9665

This was a by-election.

Election of 27th Nov, 1947
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 16906 Elected
National Liberal & Conservative 11490
Liberal 3379
Scottish National Party 1682

This was a by-election.

Election of 23rd Feb, 1950
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 24072 Elected
Conservative 17531
Liberal 3632

More information about the 1950 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 25th Oct, 1951
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 25201 Elected
Conservative 21400

More information about the 1951 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 8th Apr, 1954
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 18950 Elected
Conservative 13922

This was a by-election.

Election of 26th May, 1955
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 21240 Elected
Conservative 19198

More information about the 1955 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 8th Oct, 1959
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 22244 Elected
Conservative 21932

More information about the 1959 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 15th Oct, 1964
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 24808 Elected
Conservative 19376

More information about the 1964 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 31st Mar, 1966
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 25423 Elected
Conservative 16614

More information about the 1966 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 18th Jun, 1970
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 22171 Elected
Conservative 16657
Scottish National Party 3502
Communist Party of Great Britain 413

More information about the 1970 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 28th Feb, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 20163 Elected
Conservative 14614
Scottish National Party 7128
Liberal 3998
Communist Party 274

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

This was a General Election

Election of 10th Oct, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 19669 Elected
Scottish National Party 11213
Conservative 10111
Liberal 2578
Communist Party 213

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

This was a General Election

Election of 3rd May, 1979
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 23477 Elected
Conservative 14660
Scottish National Party 5296
Communist Party 173
WRP 124

More information about the 1979 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 9th Jun, 1983
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 16169 Elected
Conservative 10303
Liberal 7570
Scottish National Party 1976

More information about the 1983 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 11th Jun, 1987
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 18257 Elected
Conservative 8962
Liberal 5592
Scottish National Party 3434

More information about the 1987 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 9th Apr, 1992
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 15446 Elected
Conservative 8235
Scottish National Party 6225
Liberal Democrat 3432
Green 424

More information about the 1992 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election


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, Edinburgh East BCon/PBDivCon through time | Political Life Statistics | Political Parties, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: https://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12736198/cube/POL_PARTY

Date accessed: 13th July 2024