Groupings of Political Parties


Election of 5th Jul, 1945
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 26656
Labour 21275

More information about the 1945 General Election is available here.

Election of 23rd Feb, 1950
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 30843
Labour 16544
Liberal 6340

More information about the 1950 General Election is available here.

Election of 25th Oct, 1951
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 33987
Labour 17465

More information about the 1951 General Election is available here.

Election of 26th May, 1955
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 30586
Labour 12174
Liberal 6436

More information about the 1955 General Election is available here.

Election of 8th Oct, 1959
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 29992
Labour 14141
Liberal 9415

More information about the 1959 General Election is available here.

Election of 15th Oct, 1964
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 24982
Labour 14945
Liberal 13429

More information about the 1964 General Election is available here.

Election of 4th Feb, 1965
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 20380
Labour 11837
Liberal 7898
Other 634

This was a by-election.

Election of 31st Mar, 1966
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 24736
Labour 17899
Liberal 8891

More information about the 1966 General Election is available here.

Election of 18th Jun, 1970
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 27904
Labour 16671
Liberal 7875

More information about the 1970 General Election is available here.

Election of 28th Feb, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 26434
Liberal 17738
Labour 15550

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

Election of 10th Oct, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 23910
Labour 16998
Liberal 14980

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

Election of 3rd May, 1979
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 29873
Labour 14643
Liberal 12603
Other 796

More information about the 1979 General Election is available here.

Election of 9th Jun, 1983
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 25321
Liberal 14410
Labour 7684
Other 781

More information about the 1983 General Election is available here.

Election of 11th Jun, 1987
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 27746
Liberal 13518
Labour 10617

More information about the 1987 General Election is available here.

Election of 9th Apr, 1992
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 29066
Labour 12275
Liberal 11601
Other 212

More information about the 1992 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, Altrincham and Sale PBCon/BCon through time | Political Life Statistics | Groupings of Political Parties, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12755648/cube/POL_PARTY_GROUP

Date accessed: 17th October 2021