Groupings of Political Parties


Election of 23rd Feb, 1950
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 27236
Conservative 15999
Other 1039
Left 664

More information about the 1950 General Election is available here.

Election of 25th Oct, 1951
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 28906
Conservative 18854

More information about the 1951 General Election is available here.

Election of 26th May, 1955
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 25654
Conservative 17347

More information about the 1955 General Election is available here.

Election of 8th Oct, 1959
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 27454
Conservative 18083

More information about the 1959 General Election is available here.

Election of 14th Jun, 1962
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 21266
Nationalist 9750
Conservative 4784
Liberal 4537
Left 1511

This was a by-election.

Election of 15th Oct, 1964
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 24933
Nationalist 15087
Conservative 8919
Left 610

More information about the 1964 General Election is available here.

Election of 31st Mar, 1966
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 26662
Nationalist 17955
Conservative 5726
Left 567

More information about the 1966 General Election is available here.

Election of 18th Jun, 1970
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 29360
Nationalist 15620
Conservative 10048
Left 459

More information about the 1970 General Election is available here.

Election of 28th Feb, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 28112
Nationalist 21690
Conservative 11804
Left 438

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

Election of 10th Oct, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 27687
Nationalist 24997
Conservative 6086
Liberal 2083
Left 247

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

Election of 3rd May, 1979
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 36713
Nationalist 16631
Conservative 13162
Left 404

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

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12739898/cube/POL_PARTY_GROUP

Date accessed: 18th May 2022