Political Parties


Election of 10th Dec 1832 to 8th Jan, 1833
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 203 Elected
Conservative 176

More information about the 1833 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 6th Jan 1835 to 6th Feb, 1835
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 148 Elected
Liberal 130

More information about the 1835 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 24th Jul 1837 to 18th Aug, 1837
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 278 Elected
Liberal 254

More information about the 1837 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 29th Jun 1841 to 22nd Jul, 1841
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative -1 Elected

More information about the 1841 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 29th Jul 1847 to 26th Aug, 1847
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 327 Elected
Liberal 298

More information about the 1847 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 7th Jul 1852 to 31st Jul, 1852
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative -1 Elected

More information about the 1852 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 27th Mar 1857 to 24th Apr, 1857
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative -1 Elected

More information about the 1857 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 28th Apr 1859 to 18th May, 1859
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative -1 Elected

More information about the 1859 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 11th Jul 1865 to 24th Jul, 1865
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative -1 Elected

More information about the 1865 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 17th Nov 1868 to 7th Dec, 1868
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 1984 Elected
Conservative 1957

More information about the 1868 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 31st Jan 1874 to 17th Feb, 1874
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 2381 Elected
Liberal 2201

More information about the 1874 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 31st Mar 1880 to 27th Apr, 1880
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 3002 Elected
Conservative 2473

More information about the 1880 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 24th Nov 1885 to 18th Dec, 1885
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 4010 Elected
Liberal 3234

More information about the 1885 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 1st Jul 1886 to 27th Jul, 1886
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 3717 Elected
Liberal 3216

More information about the 1886 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 4th Jul 1892 to 26th Jul, 1892
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 3843 Elected
Liberal 3258

More information about the 1892 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 13th Jul 1895 to 7th Aug, 1895
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 4001 Elected
Liberal 3326

More information about the 1895 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 1st Oct 1900 to 24th Oct, 1900
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 4468 Elected
Liberal 3303

More information about the 1900 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 12th Jan 1906 to 8th Feb, 1906
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 5599 Elected
Conservative 4099

More information about the 1906 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 15th Jan 1910 to 10th Feb, 1910
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 5256 Elected
Conservative 5103

More information about the 1910 Feb General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 3rd Dec 1910 to 19th Dec, 1910
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 5162 Elected
Liberal 4916

More information about the 1910 Dec General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 14th Dec, 1918
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 10403 Elected
Liberal 8011
Labour 5377

More information about the 1918 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 15th Nov, 1922
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 15394 Elected
Labour 13570

More information about the 1922 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 6th Dec, 1923
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 12984 Elected
Conservative 12314
Liberal 4511

More information about the 1923 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 29th Oct, 1924
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 16788 Elected
Labour 15251

More information about the 1924 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 30th May, 1929
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 21610 Elected
Conservative 18025
Liberal 3070

More information about the 1929 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 27th Oct, 1931
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 24400 Elected
Labour 19055

More information about the 1931 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 14th Nov, 1935
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 21324 Elected
Labour 20720

More information about the 1935 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 5th Jul, 1945
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 22265 Elected
Conservative 13110

More information about the 1945 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 23rd Feb, 1950
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 26482 Elected
Conservative 17730
Liberal 1899
Communist Party of Great Britain 496

More information about the 1950 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 25th Oct, 1951
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 26225 Elected
Conservative 17623
Liberal 1537

More information about the 1951 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 26th May, 1955
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 22721 Elected
Conservative 17075

More information about the 1955 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 8th Oct, 1959
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 22890 Elected
Conservative 17791

More information about the 1959 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 20th Apr, 1961
Party Votes Outcome
Labour Party/Co-operative Party 16149 Elected
Conservative 9149
Liberal 3623

This was a by-election.

Election of 15th Oct, 1964
Party Votes Outcome
Labour Party/Co-operative Party 20551 Elected
Conservative 11297
Liberal 4119

More information about the 1964 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 31st Mar, 1966
Party Votes Outcome
Labour Party/Co-operative Party 21930 Elected
Conservative 8918
Liberal 3070

More information about the 1966 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 18th Jun, 1970
Party Votes Outcome
Labour Party/Co-operative Party 20970 Elected
Conservative 11647

More information about the 1970 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 28th Feb, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Labour Party/Co-operative Party 19550 Elected
Conservative 8444
Liberal 6187

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

This was a General Election

Election of 10th Oct, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Labour Party/Co-operative Party 19882 Elected
Conservative 7621
Liberal 4158

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

This was a General Election

Election of 3rd May, 1979
Party Votes Outcome
Labour Party/Co-operative Party 19306 Elected
Conservative 9032
Liberal 2833
Social Democratic Party (1979) 144

More information about the 1979 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 16th Jul, 1981
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 14280 Elected
Social Democratic Party (1981) 12521
Conservative 2102
Ecology Party 219
United Democratic Labour Party 149
Citizen's Band Radio Party 111
Independent Labour 53
Social Democratic Party (1979) 38
Democratic Monarchist 14
Independent Democrat 11
Campaign for More Prosperous Britain 10

This was a by-election.


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, Warrington CCon/PBCon through time | Political Life Statistics | Political Parties, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: https://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12752593/cube/POL_PARTY

Date accessed: 13th July 2024