Groupings of Political Parties


Election of 23rd Feb, 1950
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 31345
Labour 20522
Liberal 4561

More information about the 1950 General Election is available here.

Election of 25th Oct, 1951
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 33551
Labour 20892

More information about the 1951 General Election is available here.

Election of 12th Mar, 1953
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 25261
Labour 15935

This was a by-election.

Election of 26th May, 1955
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 31270
Labour 18981

More information about the 1955 General Election is available here.

Election of 8th Oct, 1959
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 29453
Labour 17555
Liberal 6998

More information about the 1959 General Election is available here.

Election of 15th Oct, 1964
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 27870
Labour 20520
Liberal 9979

More information about the 1964 General Election is available here.

Election of 31st Mar, 1966
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 29302
Labour 24416
Liberal 7952

More information about the 1966 General Election is available here.

Election of 18th Jun, 1970
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 35570
Labour 21709
Liberal 7176

More information about the 1970 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, the Isle of Thanet CCon through time | Political Life Statistics | Groupings of Political Parties, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12753135/cube/POL_PARTY_GROUP

Date accessed: 01st July 2022