Political Parties


Election of 23rd Feb, 1950
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 22410 Elected
Conservative 14980
Liberal 3190

More information about the 1950 General Election is available here.

Election of 25th Oct, 1951
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 22390 Elected
Conservative 16828

More information about the 1951 General Election is available here.

Election of 26th May, 1955
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 24162 Elected
Conservative 19156

More information about the 1955 General Election is available here.

Election of 8th Oct, 1959
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 22673 Elected
Conservative 20266

More information about the 1959 General Election is available here.

Election of 17th Apr, 1962
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 16497 Elected
Liberal 8479
Conservative 7502
National Union of Small Shopkeepers 886

This was a by-election.

Election of 15th Oct, 1964
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 21386 Elected
Conservative 13991
Liberal 5057

More information about the 1964 General Election is available here.

Election of 31st Mar, 1966
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 23033 Elected
Conservative 14215

More information about the 1966 General Election is available here.

Election of 18th Jun, 1970
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 20114 Elected
Conservative 16635

More information about the 1970 General Election is available here.

Election of 28th Feb, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 26029 Elected
Conservative 24736
Liberal 13995

More information about the 1974 Feb General Election is available here.

Election of 10th Oct, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 26960 Elected
Conservative 22767
Liberal 10595
Campaign for More Prosperous Britain 242

More information about the 1974 Oct General Election is available here.

Election of 3rd May, 1979
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 28797 Elected
Conservative 28583
Liberal 6093
National Front 592
English National Party 116

More information about the 1979 General Election is available here.

Election of 9th Jun, 1983
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 22303 Elected
Labour 18797
Liberal 9924

More information about the 1983 General Election is available here.

Election of 11th Jun, 1987
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 26516 Elected
Labour 20236
Liberal 7268
Green 291

More information about the 1987 General Election is available here.

Election of 9th Apr, 1992
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 28574 Elected
Labour 24121
Liberal Democrat 5638
Green 383
National Front 245
Natural Law 58

More information about the 1992 General Election is available here.

Election of 1st May, 1997
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 29844 Elected
Conservative 19229
Liberal Democrat 5059
Referendum Party 1816
People's Labour Party 195

More information about the 1997 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th Jun, 2001
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 22415 Elected
Conservative 15433
Liberal Democrat 6206

More information about the 2001 General Election is available here.

Election of 5th May, 2005
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 19272 Elected
Conservative 15515
Liberal Democrat 7209
Veritas 958
UK Independence Party 864

More information about the 2005 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th May, 2010
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 14896 Elected
Conservative 14283
Liberal Democrat 12638
British National Party 2000
UK Independence Party 829
Independent 264
Pirate Party UK 170

More information about the 2010 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th May, 2015
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 16402 Elected
Labour 16361
UK Independence Party 6532
Liberal Democrat 3832
Green 1618

More information about the 2015 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, Derby North BCon through time | Political Life Statistics | Political Parties, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12747949/cube/POL_PARTY

Date accessed: 19th September 2021