Political Parties


Election of 23rd Feb, 1950
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 19797 Elected
Labour 14908
Liberal 4963

More information about the 1950 General Election is available here.

Election of 25th Oct, 1951
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 20564 Elected
Labour 15425
Liberal 3774

More information about the 1951 General Election is available here.

Election of 26th May, 1955
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 20671 Elected
Labour 14253
Liberal 3209

More information about the 1955 General Election is available here.

Election of 8th Oct, 1959
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 20955 Elected
Labour 14173
Liberal 4245

More information about the 1959 General Election is available here.

Election of 15th Oct, 1964
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 20610 Elected
Labour 15655
Liberal 5539

More information about the 1964 General Election is available here.

Election of 23rd Mar, 1965
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 18851 Elected
Labour 15358
Liberal 4626

This was a by-election.

Election of 31st Mar, 1966
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 20441 Elected
Labour 17176
Liberal 5487

More information about the 1966 General Election is available here.

Election of 18th Jun, 1970
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 24549 Elected
Labour 14885
Liberal 6959

More information about the 1970 General Election is available here.

Election of 28th Feb, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 23013 Elected
Liberal 15468
Labour 13138

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

Election of 10th Oct, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 21291 Elected
Liberal 14770
Labour 12652

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

Election of 7th Jul, 1977
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 22692 Elected
Liberal 10255
Labour 5948
All Party Anti-Common Market 1818

This was a by-election.

Election of 3rd May, 1979
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 28563 Elected
Liberal 13200
Labour 10347
Independent 425
National Front 342

More information about the 1979 General Election is available here.

Election of 9th Jun, 1983
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 30869 Elected
Social Democratic Party 15620
Labour 6078
Anti-Common Market Free Trade 797

More information about the 1983 General Election is available here.

Election of 11th Jun, 1987
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 33354 Elected
Liberal 16752
Labour 6674
Green 816
Independent 217

More information about the 1987 General Election is available here.

Election of 9th Apr, 1992
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 35272 Elected
Liberal Democrat 17848
Labour 8933
Natural Law 260

More information about the 1992 General Election is available here.

Election of 1st May, 1997
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 25871 Elected
Liberal Democrat 15298
Labour 12275
Referendum Party 2308
UK Independence Party 658
Independent 486
Natural Law 154

More information about the 1997 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th Jun, 2001
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 24485 Elected
Liberal Democrat 12481
Labour 11305
UK Independence Party 1769

More information about the 2001 General Election is available here.

Election of 5th May, 2005
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 27263 Elected
Liberal Democrat 14255
Labour 8755
UK Independence Party 1412
English Democrats 860
Veritas 475

More information about the 2005 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th May, 2010
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 30155 Elected
Liberal Democrat 14913
Labour 5288
UK Independence Party 2228
British National Party 1050
Green 735

More information about the 2010 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th May, 2015
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 32926 Elected
UK Independence Party 7935
Labour 6791
Liberal Democrat 6079
Green 2174
Residents for Uttlesford 1658

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, Saffron Walden CCon through time | Political Life Statistics | Political Parties, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12737828/cube/POL_PARTY

Date accessed: 15th April 2021