Political Parties


Election of 23rd Feb, 1950
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 24292 Elected
Labour 20385
Liberal 4755

More information about the 1950 General Election is available here.

Election of 25th Oct, 1951
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 27392 Elected
Labour 22598

More information about the 1951 General Election is available here.

Election of 26th May, 1955
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 26065 Elected
Labour 22542
Liberal 7528

More information about the 1955 General Election is available here.

Election of 8th Oct, 1959
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 31507 Elected
Labour Party/Co-operative Party 27114
Liberal 11913

More information about the 1959 General Election is available here.

Election of 15th Oct, 1964
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 34991 Elected
Conservative 31753
Liberal 12093

More information about the 1964 General Election is available here.

Election of 31st Mar, 1966
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 38914 Elected
Conservative 31406
Liberal 10162

More information about the 1966 General Election is available here.

Election of 18th Jun, 1970
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 43615 Elected
Labour 41040

More information about the 1970 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, Epping CCon through time | Political Life Statistics | Political Parties, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12737890/cube/POL_PARTY

Date accessed: 10th August 2020