Groupings of Political Parties


Election of 23rd Feb, 1950
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 17724
Labour 11640
Liberal 8892

More information about the 1950 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 25th Oct, 1951
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 19780
Labour 10632
Liberal 8892

More information about the 1951 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 26th May, 1955
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 16784
Liberal 11558
Labour 7272

More information about the 1955 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 8th Oct, 1959
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 15831
Conservative 15469
Labour 5567

More information about the 1959 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 15th Oct, 1964
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 19031
Conservative 13895
Labour 4603

More information about the 1964 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 31st Mar, 1966
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 16797
Conservative 15631
Labour 6127

More information about the 1966 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 18th Jun, 1970
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 18893
Conservative 18524
Labour 5268
Other 175

More information about the 1970 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 28th Feb, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 34052
Conservative 22980
Labour 6140

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

This was a General Election

Election of 10th Oct, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 28209
Conservative 21488
Labour 8356
Other 568

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

This was a General Election

Election of 3rd May, 1979
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 31811
Liberal 23338
Labour 7108
Other 970
Right 237
Nationalist 50

More information about the 1979 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 9th Jun, 1983
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 28066
Liberal 19339
Labour 2893
Other 669

More information about the 1983 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 11th Jun, 1987
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 28071
Liberal 23602
Labour 3467

More information about the 1987 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 9th Apr, 1992
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 27414
Conservative 26620
Labour 3410
Other 765

More information about the 1992 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 1st May, 1997
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 27824
Conservative 21643
Labour 5347

More information about the 1997 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 7th Jun, 2001
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 21784
Conservative 18800
Labour 4995
Right 2484
Other 1191

More information about the 2001 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 5th May, 2005
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 23840
Conservative 18868
Labour 4656
Right 2740
Other 1826

More information about the 2005 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 6th May, 2010
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 24305
Conservative 18484
Right 4334
Labour 2671
Other 1431
Left 96

More information about the 2010 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 7th May, 2015
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 22341
Liberal 15405
Right 7719
Labour 3699
Other 3018
Left 138

More information about the 2015 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 8th Jun, 2017
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 25517
Liberal 21185
Labour 7063
Right 1187
Other 753

More information about the 2017 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 12th Dec, 2019
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 31479
Liberal 16666
Labour 5097
Other 2339

More information about the 2019 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election


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, North Devon CCon through time | Political Life Statistics | Groupings of Political Parties, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: https://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12752933/cube/POL_PARTY_GROUP

Date accessed: 13th July 2024