Groupings of Political Parties


Election of 10th Dec 1832 to 8th Jan, 1833
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 1033
Conservative 402

More information about the 1833 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th Jan 1835 to 6th Feb, 1835
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 741
Conservative 565

More information about the 1835 General Election is available here.

Election of 24th Jul 1837 to 18th Aug, 1837
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 906
Liberal 766

More information about the 1837 General Election is available here.

Election of 29th Jun 1841 to 22nd Jul, 1841
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 1022
Liberal 783

More information about the 1841 General Election is available here.

Election of 29th Jul 1847 to 26th Aug, 1847
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 954
Conservative 937

More information about the 1847 General Election is available here.

Election of 16th Mar, 1848
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 552
Conservative 505

This was a by-election.

Election of 7th Jul 1852 to 31st Jul, 1852
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 1501
Liberal 478

More information about the 1852 General Election is available here.

Election of 16th Nov, 1856
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 0

This was a by-election.

Election of 27th Mar 1857 to 24th Apr, 1857
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 1182
Conservative 829

More information about the 1857 General Election is available here.

Election of 28th Apr 1859 to 18th May, 1859
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 1287
Conservative 740

More information about the 1859 General Election is available here.

Election of 9th Nov, 1861
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 0

This was a by-election.

Election of 12th Feb, 1862
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 715
Liberal 690

This was a by-election.

Election of 11th Jul 1865 to 24th Jul, 1865
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 1748
Conservative 765

More information about the 1865 General Election is available here.

Election of 17th Nov 1868 to 7th Dec, 1868
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 0

More information about the 1868 General Election is available here.

Election of 31st Jan 1874 to 17th Feb, 1874
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 3691
Conservative 2107

More information about the 1874 General Election is available here.

Election of 31st Mar 1880 to 27th Apr, 1880
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 6529
Conservative 2190

More information about the 1880 General Election is available here.

Election of 16th Jun, 1884
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 3234
Conservative 2263

This was a by-election.

Election of 24th Nov 1885 to 18th Dec, 1885
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 3726
Conservative 2701

More information about the 1885 General Election is available here.

Election of 1st Jul 1886 to 27th Jul, 1886
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 3159
Liberal 2851

More information about the 1886 General Election is available here.

Election of 4th Jul 1892 to 26th Jul, 1892
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 3410
Conservative 3186

More information about the 1892 General Election is available here.

Election of 13th Jul 1895 to 7th Aug, 1895
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 7398

More information about the 1895 General Election is available here.

Election of 1st Oct 1900 to 24th Oct, 1900
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 7937

More information about the 1900 General Election is available here.

Election of 12th Jan 1906 to 8th Feb, 1906
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 5110
Other 3718
Conservative 1162

More information about the 1906 General Election is available here.

Election of 15th Jan 1910 to 10th Feb, 1910
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 5402
Conservative 3236
Other 2129

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

Election of 3rd Dec 1910 to 19th Dec, 1910
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 5484
Conservative 4878

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

Election of 14th Dec, 1918
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 11114
Labour 6658
Liberal 5550

More information about the 1918 General Election is available here.

Election of 15th Nov, 1922
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 15780
Labour 10951

More information about the 1922 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th Dec, 1923
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 11338
Labour 9251
Liberal 6447

More information about the 1923 General Election is available here.

Election of 29th Oct, 1924
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 11596
Conservative 11557
Liberal 4952

More information about the 1924 General Election is available here.

Election of 30th May, 1929
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 15176
Conservative 11978
Liberal 7719

More information about the 1929 General Election is available here.

Election of 27th Oct, 1931
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 20688
Labour 14455

More information about the 1931 General Election is available here.

Election of 14th Nov, 1935
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 17948
Labour 15264

More information about the 1935 General Election is available here.

Election of 5th Jul, 1945
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 14052
Conservative 10414
Liberal 9625

More information about the 1945 General Election is available here.

Election of 23rd Feb, 1950
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 21537
Liberal 21537

More information about the 1950 General Election is available here.

Election of 25th Oct, 1951
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 23400
Conservative 19840

More information about the 1951 General Election is available here.

Election of 26th May, 1955
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 23773
Conservative 18551

More information about the 1955 General Election is available here.

Election of 8th Oct, 1959
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 23629
Conservative 19240

More information about the 1959 General Election is available here.

Election of 8th Mar, 1962
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 19038
Conservative 11386
Liberal 6856
Other 412

This was a by-election.

Election of 15th Oct, 1964
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 19737
Conservative 15015
Liberal 6519

More information about the 1964 General Election is available here.

Election of 31st Mar, 1966
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 23006
Conservative 16469

More information about the 1966 General Election is available here.

Election of 18th Jun, 1970
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 20090
Conservative 15340
Other 3937

More information about the 1970 General Election is available here.

Election of 1st Mar, 1973
Party Votes Outcome
Other 22346
Labour 8776
Conservative 6616

This was a by-election.

Election of 28th Feb, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Left 14780
Labour 13487
Conservative 13299

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

Election of 10th Oct, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 14698
Other 13714
Conservative 11223

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

Election of 3rd May, 1979
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 17777
Labour 17175
Liberal 5638
Other 1820
Right 107

More information about the 1979 General Election is available here.

Election of 9th Jun, 1983
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 25244
Labour 14958
Left 13631
Other 523

More information about the 1983 General Election is available here.

Election of 11th Jun, 1987
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 27097
Labour 19614
Left 11319
Other 232

More information about the 1987 General Election is available here.

Election of 9th Apr, 1992
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 28792
Labour 26743
Liberal 6919

More information about the 1992 General Election is available here.

Election of 1st May, 1997
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 25563
Conservative 14433
Liberal 5048
Other 1504

More information about the 1997 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th Jun, 2001
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 20003
Conservative 11583
Liberal 4703
Right 836

More information about the 2001 General Election is available here.

Election of 5th May, 2005
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 16724
Conservative 12110
Liberal 6715
Right 1308

More information about the 2005 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th May, 2010
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 17163
Labour 16105
Liberal 9256
Right 2371
Other 826

More information about the 2010 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th May, 2015
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 19976
Labour 18533
Right 5721
Liberal 1992
Left 344
Other 286

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, Lincoln BCon/PBCon through time | Political Life Statistics | Groupings of Political Parties, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12743944/cube/POL_PARTY_GROUP

Date accessed: 12th August 2020