Groupings of Political Parties


Election of 23rd Feb, 1950
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 28427
Labour 15986
Liberal 6380

More information about the 1950 General Election is available here.

Election of 25th Oct, 1951
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 31574
Labour 17537

More information about the 1951 General Election is available here.

Election of 26th May, 1955
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 27027
Labour 12285

More information about the 1955 General Election is available here.

Election of 8th Oct, 1959
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 29949
Labour 13667

More information about the 1959 General Election is available here.

Election of 15th Oct, 1964
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 27884
Labour 12924
Liberal 11497

More information about the 1964 General Election is available here.

Election of 31st Mar, 1966
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 27292
Labour 14260
Liberal 11757

More information about the 1966 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th Nov, 1968
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 28025
Liberal 8430
Labour 5836

This was a by-election.

Election of 18th Jun, 1970
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 36041
Labour 13576
Liberal 10322

More information about the 1970 General Election is available here.

Election of 28th Feb, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 30567
Liberal 19185
Labour 12737

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

Election of 10th Oct, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 28778
Liberal 15355
Labour 13825

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

Election of 3rd May, 1979
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 39124
Liberal 13674
Labour 12950

More information about the 1979 General Election is available here.

Election of 9th Jun, 1983
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 34157
Liberal 13262
Labour 4075

More information about the 1983 General Election is available here.

Election of 11th Jun, 1987
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 37188
Liberal 15456
Labour 4856

More information about the 1987 General Election is available here.

Election of 9th Apr, 1992
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 37986
Liberal 17581
Labour 4989
Other 350

More information about the 1992 General Election is available here.


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

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12738833/cube/POL_PARTY_GROUP

Date accessed: 01st July 2022