Groupings of Political Parties


Election of 14th Dec, 1918
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 6358
Conservative 5495
Liberal 4555
Right 627

More information about the 1918 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 15th Nov, 1922
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 11511
Right 9180

More information about the 1922 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 6th Dec, 1923
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 11169
Conservative 8807

More information about the 1923 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 29th Oct, 1924
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 11313
Conservative 11136

More information about the 1924 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 30th May, 1929
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 16981
Conservative 12240

More information about the 1929 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 27th Oct, 1931
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 16675
Labour 13733

More information about the 1931 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 14th Nov, 1935
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 18190
Conservative 13386

More information about the 1935 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 20th Apr, 1939
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 17908
Conservative 12986

This was a by-election.

Election of 5th Jul, 1945
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 21235
Conservative 13382

More information about the 1945 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 7th Feb, 1946
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 20434
Conservative 11705

This was a by-election.


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, Ayrshire and Bute South Ayrshire PDivCon through time | Political Life Statistics | Groupings of Political Parties, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: https://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12741133/cube/POL_PARTY_GROUP

Date accessed: 20th July 2024