Groupings of Political Parties


Election of 10th Dec 1832 to 8th Jan, 1833
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 942
Conservative 353

More information about the 1833 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th Jan 1835 to 6th Feb, 1835
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 677
Conservative 532

More information about the 1835 General Election is available here.

Election of 24th Jul 1837 to 18th Aug, 1837
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 792
Conservative 615

More information about the 1837 General Election is available here.

Election of 29th Jun 1841 to 22nd Jul, 1841
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 993
Liberal 515

More information about the 1841 General Election is available here.

Election of 29th Jul 1847 to 26th Aug, 1847
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 929
Conservative 466

More information about the 1847 General Election is available here.

Election of 2nd Aug, 1849
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 743

This was a by-election.

Election of 22nd Apr, 1851
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 368
Liberal 251

This was a by-election.

Election of 7th Jul 1852 to 31st Jul, 1852
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 1132
Conservative 508

More information about the 1852 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th Mar, 1856
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 521
Conservative 296

This was a by-election.

Election of 27th Mar 1857 to 24th Apr, 1857
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 0
Liberal 0

More information about the 1857 General Election is available here.

Election of 3rd Feb, 1859
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 0

This was a by-election.

Election of 28th Apr 1859 to 18th May, 1859
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 1214
Conservative 452

More information about the 1859 General Election is available here.

Election of 30th Oct, 1860
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 533
Liberal 303

This was a by-election.

Election of 11th Jul 1865 to 24th Jul, 1865
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 918
Conservative 646

More information about the 1865 General Election is available here.

Election of 16th Mar, 1867
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 0

This was a by-election.

Election of 17th Nov 1868 to 7th Dec, 1868
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 2425
Liberal 1955

More information about the 1868 General Election is available here.

Election of 31st Jan 1874 to 17th Feb, 1874
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 2919
Conservative 1675

More information about the 1874 General Election is available here.

Election of 12th Aug, 1878
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 0

This was a by-election.

Election of 31st Mar 1880 to 27th Apr, 1880
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 2762
Liberal 2549

More information about the 1880 General Election is available here.

Election of 24th Nov 1885 to 18th Dec, 1885
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 1295
Conservative 996

More information about the 1885 General Election is available here.

Election of 1st Jul 1886 to 27th Jul, 1886
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 1192
Liberal 1144

More information about the 1886 General Election is available here.

Election of 4th Jul 1892 to 26th Jul, 1892
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 1355
Conservative 1293

More information about the 1892 General Election is available here.

Election of 13th Jul 1895 to 7th Aug, 1895
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 1633
Liberal 1237

More information about the 1895 General Election is available here.

Election of 1st Oct 1900 to 24th Oct, 1900
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 1710
Liberal 1155

More information about the 1900 General Election is available here.

Election of 12th Jan 1906 to 8th Feb, 1906
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 1801
Conservative 1694

More information about the 1906 General Election is available here.

Election of 15th Jan 1910 to 10th Feb, 1910
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 1975
Liberal 1715

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

Election of 3rd Dec 1910 to 19th Dec, 1910
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 1875
Liberal 1712

More information about the 1910 Dec 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, Boston PBCon through time | Political Life Statistics | Groupings of Political Parties, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12744079/cube/POL_PARTY_GROUP

Date accessed: 12th August 2020