Political Parties


Election of 24th Nov 1885 to 18th Dec, 1885
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 4200 Elected
Liberal 3335

More information about the 1885 General Election is available here.

Election of 1st Jul 1886 to 27th Jul, 1886
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 0 Elected

More information about the 1886 General Election is available here.

Election of 4th Jul 1892 to 26th Jul, 1892
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 4335 Elected
Liberal 3395

More information about the 1892 General Election is available here.

Election of 13th Jul 1895 to 7th Aug, 1895
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 4696 Elected
Liberal 3286

More information about the 1895 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th Dec, 1899
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 0 Elected

This was a by-election.

Election of 1st Oct 1900 to 24th Oct, 1900
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 0 Elected

More information about the 1900 General Election is available here.

Election of 12th Jan 1906 to 8th Feb, 1906
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 5146 Elected
Conservative 4761

More information about the 1906 General Election is available here.

Election of 15th Jan 1910 to 10th Feb, 1910
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 6167 Elected
Liberal 4871

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

Election of 3rd Dec 1910 to 19th Dec, 1910
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 6178 Elected
Liberal 4094

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

Election of 14th Dec, 1918
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 9786 Elected
Liberal 6935
National Party 804

More information about the 1918 General Election is available here.

Election of 15th Nov, 1922
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 10210 Elected
Liberal 7156
Labour 4048

More information about the 1922 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th Dec, 1923
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 10818 Elected
Conservative 9909
Labour 1713

More information about the 1923 General Election is available here.

Election of 29th Oct, 1924
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 12642 Elected
Liberal 8668
Labour 2726

More information about the 1924 General Election is available here.

Election of 30th May, 1929
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 13026 Elected
Liberal 12382
Labour 4472

More information about the 1929 General Election is available here.

Election of 27th Oct, 1931
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 17711 Elected
Liberal 12440

More information about the 1931 General Election is available here.

Election of 14th Nov, 1935
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 14898 Elected
Liberal 7277
Labour 5716

More information about the 1935 General Election is available here.

Election of 13th Dec, 1939
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 0 Elected

This was a by-election.

Election of 5th Jul, 1945
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 13004 Elected
Labour 10539
Liberal 7910

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, Somersetshire Wells PDivCon through time | Political Life Statistics | Political Parties, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12742174/cube/POL_PARTY

Date accessed: 17th October 2021