Political Parties


Election of 17th Nov 1868 to 7th Dec, 1868
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative (1) 3440 Elected
Conservative (2) 3378 Elected
Liberal (1) 3323
Liberal (2) 3196

More information about the 1868 General Election is available here.

Election of 31st Jan 1874 to 17th Feb, 1874
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative (1) 5295 Elected
Conservative (2) 5227 Elected
Liberal (1) 3391
Liberal (2) 3346

More information about the 1874 General Election is available here.

Election of 15th May, 1878
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 0 Elected

This was a by-election.

Election of 31st Mar 1880 to 27th Apr, 1880
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative (1) 6413 Elected
Conservative (2) 5986 Elected
Liberal 4857
Conservative (3) 977

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 Kent West Kent PDivCon through time | Political Life Statistics | Political Parties, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12744389/cube/POL_PARTY

Date accessed: 27th October 2021