Political Parties


Election of 23rd Feb, 1950
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 24458 Elected
Conservative 18320
Liberal 7342

More information about the 1950 General Election is available here.

Election of 25th Oct, 1951
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 27808 Elected
Conservative 22470

More information about the 1951 General Election is available here.

Election of 26th May, 1955
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 21760 Elected
Labour 20034

More information about the 1955 General Election is available here.

Election of 8th Oct, 1959
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 26168 Elected
Labour 21567

More information about the 1959 General Election is available here.

Election of 15th Oct, 1964
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 26504 Elected
Labour 22790
Liberal 8611

More information about the 1964 General Election is available here.

Election of 31st Mar, 1966
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 28224 Elected
Labour 26800
Liberal 7421

More information about the 1966 General Election is available here.

Election of 18th Jun, 1970
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 35045 Elected
Labour 26067
Liberal 7680

More information about the 1970 General Election is available here.

Election of 28th Feb, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 27602 Elected
Labour 21143
Liberal 17276

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

Election of 10th Oct, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 26581 Elected
Labour 22235
Liberal 14412

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

Election of 3rd May, 1979
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 35627 Elected
Labour 20465
Liberal 12850
Ecology Party 695

More information about the 1979 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, South Gloucestershire CCon through time | Political Life Statistics | Political Parties, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12738675/cube/POL_PARTY

Date accessed: 10th July 2020