Political Parties


Election of 11th Jul 1865 to 24th Jul, 1865
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal (1) 7258 Elected
Liberal (2) 6975 Elected
Conservative (1) 6884
Conservative (2) 6819

More information about the 1865 General Election is available here.

Election of 17th Nov 1868 to 7th Dec, 1868
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal (1) 8110 Elected
Liberal (2) 7943 Elected
Conservative (1) 7935
Conservative (2) 7621

More information about the 1868 General Election is available here.

Election of 8th Jul, 1872
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 0 Elected

This was a by-election.

Election of 31st Jan 1874 to 17th Feb, 1874
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative (1) 9705 Elected
Conservative (2) 9639 Elected
Liberal (1) 8265
Liberal (2) 8148

More information about the 1874 General Election is available here.

Election of 31st Mar 1880 to 27th Apr, 1880
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal (1) 11385 Elected
Liberal (2) 11181 Elected
Conservative (1) 10391
Conservative (2) 10020

More information about the 1880 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, West Riding of Yorkshire Southern PDivCon through time | Political Life Statistics | Political Parties, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12744316/cube/POL_PARTY

Date accessed: 19th August 2022