Political Parties


Election of 17th Nov 1868 to 7th Dec, 1868
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal (1) 7374 Elected
Liberal (2) 7183 Elected
Conservative (1) 4177
Conservative (2) 3929

More information about the 1868 General Election is available here.

Election of 31st Jan 1874 to 17th Feb, 1874
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal (1) 7217 Elected
Conservative 7172 Elected
Liberal (2) 6701
Liberal (3) 1967

More information about the 1874 General Election is available here.

Election of 31st Mar 1880 to 27th Apr, 1880
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal (1) 12406 Elected
Liberal (2) 12046 Elected
Conservative (1) 9666
Conservative (2) 9488

More information about the 1880 General Election is available here.

Election of 11th Nov, 1883
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 0 Elected

This was a by-election.

Election of 24th Nov 1885 to 18th Dec, 1885
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 4291 Elected
Liberal 4116

More information about the 1885 General Election is available here.

Election of 1st Jul 1886 to 27th Jul, 1886
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 4304 Elected
Liberal 4128

More information about the 1886 General Election is available here.

Election of 4th Jul 1892 to 26th Jul, 1892
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 4993 Elected
Liberal 4427

More information about the 1892 General Election is available here.

Election of 13th Jul 1895 to 7th Aug, 1895
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 5524 Elected
Liberal 3604

More information about the 1895 General Election is available here.

Election of 1st Oct 1900 to 24th Oct, 1900
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 4637 Elected
Liberal 3306

More information about the 1900 General Election is available here.

Election of 12th Jan 1906 to 8th Feb, 1906
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 4660 Elected
Conservative 4031

More information about the 1906 General Election is available here.

Election of 15th Jan 1910 to 10th Feb, 1910
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 5610 Elected
Liberal 4048

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

Election of 3rd Dec 1910 to 19th Dec, 1910
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 4968 Elected
Liberal 3249

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

Election of 14th Dec, 1918
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 9159 Elected
Independent Progressive 2419

More information about the 1918 General Election is available here.

Election of 15th Nov, 1922
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 13437 Elected
Labour 4513

More information about the 1922 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th Dec, 1923
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 10461 Elected
Labour 5047
Liberal 2846

More information about the 1923 General Election is available here.

Election of 29th Oct, 1924
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 13816 Elected
Labour 5661
Liberal 1557

More information about the 1924 General Election is available here.

Election of 30th May, 1929
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 15480 Elected
Labour 6645
Liberal 4360

More information about the 1929 General Election is available here.

Election of 27th Oct, 1931
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 23015 Elected
Labour 4726

More information about the 1931 General Election is available here.

Election of 14th Nov, 1935
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 18992 Elected
Labour 6348

More information about the 1935 General Election is available here.

Election of 11th Oct, 1944
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 0 Elected

This was a by-election.

Election of 5th Jul, 1945
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 12043 Elected
Labour 5874
Common Wealth Movement 984

More information about the 1945 General Election is available here.

Election of 23rd Feb, 1950
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 23471 Elected
Labour 9987
Liberal 3116

More information about the 1950 General Election is available here.

Election of 25th Oct, 1951
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 25034 Elected
Labour 10784

More information about the 1951 General Election is available here.

Election of 26th May, 1955
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 23598 Elected
Labour 8546

More information about the 1955 General Election is available here.

Election of 8th Oct, 1959
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 20985 Elected
Labour 6308
Liberal 3662

More information about the 1959 General Election is available here.

Election of 15th Oct, 1964
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 16802 Elected
Labour 6868
Liberal 3635

More information about the 1964 General Election is available here.

Election of 31st Mar, 1966
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 16377 Elected
Labour 7674
Liberal 3285

More information about the 1966 General Election is available here.

Election of 18th Jun, 1970
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 15852 Elected
Labour 5737
Liberal 2136
Independent 514

More information about the 1970 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, Chelsea PBCon/BCon through time | Political Life Statistics | Political Parties, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12744067/cube/POL_PARTY

Date accessed: 12th August 2020