Political Parties


Election of 23rd Feb, 1950
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 21491 Elected
Conservative 21015
Liberal 8354
Communist Party of Great Britain 199

More information about the 1950 General Election is available here.

Election of 25th Oct, 1951
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 27084 Elected
Labour 25331

More information about the 1951 General Election is available here.

Election of 4th Nov, 1952
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 26750 Elected
Labour 24650

This was a by-election.

Election of 26th May, 1955
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 29845 Elected
Labour 21905

More information about the 1955 General Election is available here.

Election of 8th Oct, 1959
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 30774 Elected
Labour 19904
Liberal 7068

More information about the 1959 General Election is available here.

Election of 15th Oct, 1964
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 30877 Elected
Labour 21534
Liberal 9330

More information about the 1964 General Election is available here.

Election of 31st Mar, 1966
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 31577 Elected
Labour 24498
Liberal 8037

More information about the 1966 General Election is available here.

Election of 18th Jun, 1970
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 40151 Elected
Labour 23341
Liberal 8297

More information about the 1970 General Election is available here.

Election of 28th Feb, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 29521 Elected
Labour 18822
Liberal 15512

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

Election of 10th Oct, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 27131 Elected
Labour 18052
Liberal 11333
National Front 2049

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

Election of 27th Apr, 1978
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 29677 Elected
Labour 14109
Liberal 3665
National Front 2040

This was a by-election.

Election of 3rd May, 1979
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 38171 Elected
Labour 18000
Liberal 9615
National Front 8333

More information about the 1979 General Election is available here.

Election of 9th Jun, 1983
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 27221 Elected
Social Democratic Party 14024
Labour 8636
Independent 327

More information about the 1983 General Election is available here.

Election of 11th Jun, 1987
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 28209 Elected
Social Democratic Party 14390
Labour 9773

More information about the 1987 General Election is available here.

Election of 9th Apr, 1992
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 30081 Elected
Liberal Democrat 13005
Labour 12222
Green 686
Independent Independent SD 449
Natural Law 168

More information about the 1992 General Election is available here.

Election of 1st May, 1997
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 20890 Elected
Labour 18520
Liberal Democrat 9678
Referendum Party 2394
Green 716
Natural Law 121

More information about the 1997 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th Jun, 2001
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 19064 Elected
Labour 15896
Liberal Democrat 7658
UK Independence Party 1059
Green 1057
Independent 240

More information about the 2001 General Election is available here.

Election of 5th May, 2005
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 20331 Elected
Labour 13280
Liberal Democrat 8780
UK Independence Party 1735
Independent 301

More information about the 2005 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th May, 2010
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 23423 Elected
Liberal Democrat 13863
Labour 8326
UK Independence Party 2123
Independent (1) 228
Independent (2) 188

More information about the 2010 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th May, 2015
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 26444 Elected
Labour 11588
UK Independence Party 5198
Liberal Democrat 4546
Green 3086
Independent 577

More information about the 2015 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, Wycombe CCon through time | Political Life Statistics | Political Parties, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12737117/cube/POL_PARTY

Date accessed: 20th January 2022