Groupings of Political Parties


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

More information about the 1950 General Election is available here.

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

More information about the 1951 General Election is available here.

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

More information about the 1955 General Election is available here.

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

More information about the 1959 General Election is available here.

Election of 17th Apr, 1962
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 16497
Liberal 8479
Conservative 7502
Other 886

This was a by-election.

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

More information about the 1964 General Election is available here.

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

More information about the 1966 General Election is available here.

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

More information about the 1970 General Election is available here.

Election of 28th Feb, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 26029
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
Conservative 22767
Liberal 10595
Other 242

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

Election of 3rd May, 1979
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 28797
Conservative 28583
Liberal 6093
Right 592
Other 116

More information about the 1979 General Election is available here.

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

More information about the 1983 General Election is available here.

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

More information about the 1987 General Election is available here.

Election of 9th Apr, 1992
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 28574
Labour 24121
Liberal 5638
Other 441
Right 245

More information about the 1992 General Election is available here.

Election of 1st May, 1997
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 29844
Conservative 19229
Liberal 5059
Other 1816
Left 195

More information about the 1997 General Election is available here.

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

More information about the 2001 General Election is available here.

Election of 5th May, 2005
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 19272
Conservative 15515
Liberal 7209
Other 958
Right 864

More information about the 2005 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th May, 2010
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 14896
Conservative 14283
Liberal 12638
Right 2829
Other 434

More information about the 2010 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th May, 2015
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 16402
Labour 16361
Right 6532
Liberal 3832
Other 1618

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

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

Date accessed: 19th September 2021