Groupings of Political Parties


Election of 23rd Feb, 1950
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 21491
Conservative 21015
Liberal 8354
Left 199

More information about the 1950 General Election is available here.

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

More information about the 1951 General Election is available here.

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

This was a by-election.

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

More information about the 1955 General Election is available here.

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

More information about the 1959 General Election is available here.

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

More information about the 1964 General Election is available here.

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

More information about the 1966 General Election is available here.

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

More information about the 1970 General Election is available here.

Election of 28th Feb, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 29521
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
Labour 18052
Liberal 11333
Right 2049

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

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

This was a by-election.

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

More information about the 1979 General Election is available here.

Election of 9th Jun, 1983
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 27221
Left 14024
Labour 8636
Other 327

More information about the 1983 General Election is available here.

Election of 11th Jun, 1987
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 28209
Left 14390
Labour 9773

More information about the 1987 General Election is available here.

Election of 9th Apr, 1992
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 30081
Liberal 13005
Labour 12222
Other 1303

More information about the 1992 General Election is available here.

Election of 1st May, 1997
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 20890
Labour 18520
Liberal 9678
Other 3231

More information about the 1997 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th Jun, 2001
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 19064
Labour 15896
Liberal 7658
Other 1297
Right 1059

More information about the 2001 General Election is available here.

Election of 5th May, 2005
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 20331
Labour 13280
Liberal 8780
Right 1735
Other 301

More information about the 2005 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th May, 2010
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 23423
Liberal 13863
Labour 8326
Right 2123
Other 416

More information about the 2010 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th May, 2015
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 26444
Labour 11588
Right 5198
Liberal 4546
Other 3663

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

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

Date accessed: 21st January 2022