Groupings of Political Parties


Election of 23rd Feb, 1950
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 27497
Labour 20860
Liberal 5065

More information about the 1950 General Election is available here.

Election of 25th Oct, 1951
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 30972
Labour 22506

More information about the 1951 General Election is available here.

Election of 26th May, 1955
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 23509
Labour 21866

More information about the 1955 General Election is available here.

Election of 8th Oct, 1959
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 27392
Labour 22952

More information about the 1959 General Election is available here.

Election of 15th Oct, 1964
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 27936
Labour 25137

More information about the 1964 General Election is available here.

Election of 31st Mar, 1966
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 25623
Conservative 25243
Liberal 5085

More information about the 1966 General Election is available here.

Election of 18th Jun, 1970
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 30966
Labour 24798
Liberal 4180

More information about the 1970 General Election is available here.

Election of 28th Feb, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 29828
Labour 12119
Liberal 11719

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

Election of 10th Oct, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 27074
Labour 12131
Liberal 10300

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

Election of 3rd May, 1979
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 34196
Labour 11712
Liberal 9060

More information about the 1979 General Election is available here.

Election of 9th Jun, 1983
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 33253
Liberal 13033
Labour 7290
Other 518

More information about the 1983 General Election is available here.

Election of 11th Jun, 1987
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 34214
Left 13375
Labour 9631
Other 991

More information about the 1987 General Election is available here.

Election of 9th Apr, 1992
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 35059
Labour 14682
Liberal 12660
Other 925

More information about the 1992 General Election is available here.

Election of 1st May, 1997
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 27558
Labour 22503
Liberal 8851
Other 2797
Right 403

More information about the 1997 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th Jun, 2001
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 25869
Labour 18512
Liberal 7395
Right 1434
Other 1236

More information about the 2001 General Election is available here.

Election of 5th May, 2005
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 27899
Labour 14925
Liberal 9813
Other 2316
Right 1358

More information about the 2005 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th May, 2010
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 27470
Liberal 11659
Labour 11128
Right 2179
Other 1251

More information about the 2010 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th May, 2015
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 28354
Labour 14525
Right 5943
Other 3559
Liberal 2783

More information about the 2015 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, Rushcliffe CCon through time | Political Life Statistics | Groupings of Political Parties, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12740712/cube/POL_PARTY_GROUP

Date accessed: 18th August 2022