Political Parties


Election of 23rd Feb, 1950
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 30774 Elected
Labour 15220
Liberal 6879

More information about the 1950 General Election is available here.

Election of 25th Oct, 1951
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 34946 Elected
Labour 16923

More information about the 1951 General Election is available here.

Election of 9th Mar, 1954
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 24857 Elected
Labour 11420

This was a by-election.

Election of 26th May, 1955
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 35180 Elected
Labour 15188

More information about the 1955 General Election is available here.

Election of 8th Oct, 1959
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 37034 Elected
Labour 12745
Liberal 8081

More information about the 1959 General Election is available here.

Election of 15th Oct, 1964
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 36943 Elected
Labour 15624
Liberal 11671

More information about the 1964 General Election is available here.

Election of 31st Mar, 1966
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 36913 Elected
Labour 18817
Liberal 10816

More information about the 1966 General Election is available here.

Election of 18th Jun, 1970
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 43907 Elected
Labour 16531
Liberal 11769

More information about the 1970 General Election is available here.

Election of 1st Apr, 1971
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 34482 Elected
Labour 11228
Liberal 7917
Independent 191

This was a by-election.


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, Arundel and Shoreham CCon through time | Political Life Statistics | Political Parties, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12740347/cube/POL_PARTY

Date accessed: 17th October 2021