Groupings of Political Parties


Election of 14th Dec, 1918
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 12182
Labour 4435
Liberal 1139
Other 995

More information about the 1918 General Election is available here.

Election of 15th Nov, 1922
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 14875
Labour 8210

More information about the 1922 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th Dec, 1923
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 9965
Labour 8687
Liberal 6604

More information about the 1923 General Election is available here.

Election of 29th Oct, 1924
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 17109
Labour 11706

More information about the 1924 General Election is available here.

Election of 30th May, 1929
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 16190
Conservative 13979
Liberal 5920

More information about the 1929 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th May, 1930
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 16223
Labour 15983

This was a by-election.

Election of 27th Oct, 1931
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 24257
Labour 12164

More information about the 1931 General Election is available here.

Election of 14th Nov, 1935
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 18461
Labour 14978
Liberal 1132

More information about the 1935 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th Apr, 1938
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 16583
Conservative 15162

This was a by-election.

Election of 5th Jul, 1945
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 19537
Conservative 12016

More information about the 1945 General Election is available here.

Election of 23rd Feb, 1950
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 20141
Conservative 17292
Liberal 1949

More information about the 1950 General Election is available here.

Election of 25th Oct, 1951
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 20290
Other 17707
Liberal 1247

More information about the 1951 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, Fulham West PBDivCon/BCon through time | Political Life Statistics | Groupings of Political Parties, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12745813/cube/POL_PARTY_GROUP

Date accessed: 12th August 2020