Political Parties


Election of 23rd Feb, 1950
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 35836 Elected
Conservative 9791
Communist Party of Great Britain 1619
Mudiad Gweriniaethol Cymru - Welsh Repub. Movement 613

More information about the 1950 General Election is available here.

Election of 25th Oct, 1951
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 37022 Elected
Conservative 9504
British Empire Party 1643

More information about the 1951 General Election is available here.

Election of 26th May, 1955
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 33275 Elected
Conservative 10751

More information about the 1955 General Election is available here.

Election of 8th Oct, 1959
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 35170 Elected
Conservative 11905

More information about the 1959 General Election is available here.

Election of 15th Oct, 1964
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 34178 Elected
Conservative 10250
Plaid Cymru 2470

More information about the 1964 General Election is available here.

Election of 31st Mar, 1966
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 33545 Elected
Conservative 6872
Liberal 6632

More information about the 1966 General Election is available here.

Election of 18th Jun, 1970
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 33436 Elected
Conservative 10415
Plaid Cymru 5828

More information about the 1970 General Election is available here.

Election of 28th Feb, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 28372 Elected
Liberal 10819
Conservative 9416
Plaid Cymru 5139

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

Election of 10th Oct, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 30453 Elected
Conservative 8249
Liberal 8203
Plaid Cymru 4290

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

Election of 3rd May, 1979
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 29867 Elected
Conservative 13780
Liberal 9812
Plaid Cymru 2450

More information about the 1979 General Election is available here.

Election of 9th Jun, 1983
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 23390 Elected
Liberal 6026
Conservative 5806
Plaid Cymru 3124
Ecology Party 1161

More information about the 1983 General Election is available here.

Election of 11th Jun, 1987
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 28462 Elected
Conservative 6170
Social Democratic Party 3954
Plaid Cymru 1791
Independent Labour 652

More information about the 1987 General Election is available here.

Election of 9th Apr, 1992
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 30186 Elected
Conservative 6359
Liberal Democrat 2868
Plaid Cymru 2667

More information about the 1992 General Election is available here.

Election of 1st May, 1997
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 28163 Elected
Conservative 3716
Liberal Democrat 3510
Plaid Cymru 2679

More information about the 1997 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th Jun, 2001
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 18833 Elected
Plaid Cymru 4259
Liberal Democrat 3878
Conservative 3383

More information about the 2001 General Election is available here.

Election of 14th Feb, 2002
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 9548 Elected
Plaid Cymru 3827
Liberal Democrat 1608
Conservative 1377
Socialist Labour Party 1152
Green 250
Welsh Socialist Alliance 205
Monster Raving Loony Party 187
New Millennium Bean Party 122
Independent 100

This was a by-election.

Election of 5th May, 2005
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 18295 Elected
Liberal Democrat 4592
Conservative 4243
Plaid Cymru 3148

More information about the 2005 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th May, 2010
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 18644 Elected
Conservative 5398
Liberal Democrat 5260
Plaid Cymru 3326
British National Party 1242
UK Independence Party 780

More information about the 2010 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th May, 2015
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 18663 Elected
Conservative 5620
UK Independence Party 5420
Plaid Cymru 3556
Liberal Democrat 1072
Green 754
Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition 165

More information about the 2015 General Election is available here.

Election of 5th May, 2016
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 12166 Elected
UK Independence Party 3808
Plaid Cymru 3683
Conservative 2956
Liberal Democrat 702

This was a by-election.


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

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12738626/cube/POL_PARTY

Date accessed: 16th January 2021