Groupings of Political Parties


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

More information about the 1950 General Election is available here.

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

More information about the 1951 General Election is available here.

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

More information about the 1955 General Election is available here.

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

More information about the 1959 General Election is available here.

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

More information about the 1964 General Election is available here.

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

This was a by-election.

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

More information about the 1966 General Election is available here.

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

More information about the 1970 General Election is available here.

Election of 28th Feb, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 23013
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
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
Liberal 10255
Labour 5948
Other 1818

This was a by-election.

Election of 3rd May, 1979
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 28563
Liberal 13200
Labour 10347
Other 425
Right 342

More information about the 1979 General Election is available here.

Election of 9th Jun, 1983
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 30869
Left 15620
Labour 6078
Other 797

More information about the 1983 General Election is available here.

Election of 11th Jun, 1987
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 33354
Liberal 16752
Labour 6674
Other 1033

More information about the 1987 General Election is available here.

Election of 9th Apr, 1992
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 35272
Liberal 17848
Labour 8933
Other 260

More information about the 1992 General Election is available here.

Election of 1st May, 1997
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 25871
Liberal 15298
Labour 12275
Other 2948
Right 658

More information about the 1997 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th Jun, 2001
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 24485
Liberal 12481
Labour 11305
Right 1769

More information about the 2001 General Election is available here.

Election of 5th May, 2005
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 27263
Liberal 14255
Labour 8755
Right 1412
Other 1335

More information about the 2005 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th May, 2010
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 30155
Liberal 14913
Labour 5288
Right 3278
Other 735

More information about the 2010 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th May, 2015
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 32926
Right 7935
Labour 6791
Liberal 6079
Other 3832

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

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

Date accessed: 15th April 2021