Political Parties


Election of 23rd Feb, 1950
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 29278 Elected
National Liberal and Conservative 8091
Liberal 5263

More information about the 1950 General Election is available here.

Election of 25th Oct, 1951
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 30498 Elected
Conservative 11878

More information about the 1951 General Election is available here.

Election of 26th May, 1955
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 29003 Elected
Conservative 12706

More information about the 1955 General Election is available here.

Election of 8th Oct, 1959
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 30397 Elected
Conservative 12759
Plaid Cymru 3066

More information about the 1959 General Election is available here.

Election of 15th Oct, 1964
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 33103 Elected
Conservative 9424
Plaid Cymru 2118
Communist Party of Great Britain 1260

More information about the 1964 General Election is available here.

Election of 31st Mar, 1966
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 33763 Elected
Conservative 9369
Communist Party of Great Britain 1620

More information about the 1966 General Election is available here.

Election of 18th Jun, 1970
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 31314 Elected
Conservative 10419
Plaid Cymru 3912
Communist Party of Great Britain 1102

More information about the 1970 General Election is available here.

Election of 28th Feb, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 31656 Elected
Conservative 10968
Plaid Cymru 5898

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

Election of 10th Oct, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 29683 Elected
Conservative 7931
Liberal 5178
Plaid Cymru 4032
Workers' Party 427

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

Election of 3rd May, 1979
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 31665 Elected
Conservative 12692
Liberal 4624
Plaid Cymru 1954
Communist Party 406

More information about the 1979 General Election is available here.

Election of 9th Jun, 1983
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 23745 Elected
Liberal 8206
Conservative 6605
Plaid Cymru 1859

More information about the 1983 General Election is available here.

Election of 11th Jun, 1987
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 27126 Elected
Liberal 6517
Conservative 5861
Plaid Cymru 1124

More information about the 1987 General Election is available here.

Election of 9th Apr, 1992
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 26877 Elected
Conservative 5567
Liberal Democrat 4999
Plaid Cymru 1919
Independent 707

More information about the 1992 General Election is available here.

Election of 1st May, 1997
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 25650 Elected
Liberal Democrat 4079
Conservative 2835
Plaid Cymru 2088
Referendum Party 970
Independent 341

More information about the 1997 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th Jun, 2001
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 19063 Elected
Plaid Cymru 2955
Liberal Democrat 2933
Conservative 2296
Independent 1960
New Millennium Bean Party 727
Socialist Alliance 256

More information about the 2001 General Election is available here.

Election of 5th May, 2005
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 18077 Elected
Liberal Democrat 4140
Plaid Cymru 3545
Conservative 3064
Veritas 768
Green 510

More information about the 2005 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th May, 2010
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 16073 Elected
Liberal Democrat 5034
Conservative 4411
Plaid Cymru 2198
British National Party 1276
Independent 919
New Millennium Bean Party 558
UK Independence Party 489

More information about the 2010 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th May, 2015
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 15416 Elected
UK Independence Party 4971
Conservative 3742
Plaid Cymru 3663
Liberal Democrat 1397
Independent 1137
Green 711
Socialist Labour Party 352
Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition 134

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

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12738584/cube/POL_PARTY

Date accessed: 26th November 2020