Political Parties


Election of 24th Nov 1885 to 18th Dec, 1885
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 4126 Elected
Conservative 3013

More information about the 1885 General Election is available here.

Election of 1st Jul 1886 to 27th Jul, 1886
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 3398 Elected
Liberal Unionist 2765

More information about the 1886 General Election is available here.

Election of 4th Jul 1892 to 26th Jul, 1892
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal Unionist 3575 Elected
Liberal 3564

More information about the 1892 General Election is available here.

Election of 13th Jul 1895 to 7th Aug, 1895
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 3902 Elected
Liberal Unionist 3858

More information about the 1895 General Election is available here.

Election of 26th Feb, 1896
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 4483 Elected
Liberal Unionist 3955

This was a by-election.

Election of 1st Oct 1900 to 24th Oct, 1900
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 4300 Elected
Conservative 3485

More information about the 1900 General Election is available here.

Election of 12th Jan 1906 to 8th Feb, 1906
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 5421 Elected
Liberal Unionist 2991

More information about the 1906 General Election is available here.

Election of 15th Jan 1910 to 10th Feb, 1910
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 5220 Elected
Liberal Unionist 4353

More information about the 1910 Feb General Election is available here.

Election of 3rd Dec 1910 to 19th Dec, 1910
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 5058 Elected
Conservative 4213

More information about the 1910 Dec General Election is available here.

Election of 14th Dec, 1918
Party Votes Outcome
Coalition Liberal 9677 Elected
Labour 5548

More information about the 1918 General Election is available here.

Election of 15th Nov, 1922
Party Votes Outcome
National Liberal 10594 Elected
Labour 9316

More information about the 1922 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th Dec, 1923
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 11029 Elected
Conservative 9010
Liberal 2683

More information about the 1923 General Election is available here.

Election of 29th Oct, 1924
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 14588 Elected
Labour 12512

More information about the 1924 General Election is available here.

Election of 30th May, 1929
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 14965 Elected
Conservative 11511
Liberal 8643

More information about the 1929 General Election is available here.

Election of 27th Oct, 1931
Party Votes Outcome
National Labour Organisation 26669 Elected
Labour 15790

More information about the 1931 General Election is available here.

Election of 14th Nov, 1935
Party Votes Outcome
National Labour Organisation 23489 Elected
Labour 20191

More information about the 1935 General Election is available here.

Election of 5th May, 1938
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 23586 Elected
National Labour Organisation 22760

This was a by-election.

Election of 5th Jul, 1945
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 42806 Elected
National Liberal 26235
Liberal 8533

More information about the 1945 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, Staffordshire Lichfield PDivCon through time | Political Life Statistics | Political Parties, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12739760/cube/POL_PARTY

Date accessed: 17th October 2021