Groupings of Political Parties


Election of 23rd Feb, 1950
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 35836
Conservative 9791
Left 1619
Nationalist 613

More information about the 1950 General Election is available here.

Election of 25th Oct, 1951
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 37022
Conservative 9504
Right 1643

More information about the 1951 General Election is available here.

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

More information about the 1955 General Election is available here.

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

More information about the 1959 General Election is available here.

Election of 15th Oct, 1964
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 34178
Conservative 10250
Nationalist 2470

More information about the 1964 General Election is available here.

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

More information about the 1966 General Election is available here.

Election of 18th Jun, 1970
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 33436
Conservative 10415
Nationalist 5828

More information about the 1970 General Election is available here.

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

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

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

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

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

More information about the 1979 General Election is available here.

Election of 9th Jun, 1983
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 23390
Liberal 6026
Conservative 5806
Nationalist 3124
Other 1161

More information about the 1983 General Election is available here.

Election of 11th Jun, 1987
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 29114
Conservative 6170
Left 3954
Nationalist 1791

More information about the 1987 General Election is available here.

Election of 9th Apr, 1992
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 30186
Conservative 6359
Liberal 2868
Nationalist 2667

More information about the 1992 General Election is available here.

Election of 1st May, 1997
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 28163
Conservative 3716
Liberal 3510
Nationalist 2679

More information about the 1997 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th Jun, 2001
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 18833
Nationalist 4259
Liberal 3878
Conservative 3383

More information about the 2001 General Election is available here.

Election of 14th Feb, 2002
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 9548
Nationalist 3827
Liberal 1608
Conservative 1377
Left 1357
Other 659

This was a by-election.

Election of 5th May, 2005
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 18295
Liberal 4592
Conservative 4243
Nationalist 3148

More information about the 2005 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th May, 2010
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 18644
Conservative 5398
Liberal 5260
Nationalist 3326
Right 2022

More information about the 2010 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th May, 2015
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 18663
Conservative 5620
Right 5420
Nationalist 3556
Liberal 1072
Other 754
Left 165

More information about the 2015 General Election is available here.

Election of 5th May, 2016
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 12166
Right 3808
Nationalist 3683
Conservative 2956
Liberal 702

This was a by-election.


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

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

Date accessed: 20th January 2021