Political Parties


Election of 23rd Feb, 1950
Party Votes Outcome
National Liberal and Conservative 22814 Elected
Labour 16756
Liberal 5536

More information about the 1950 General Election is available here.

Election of 25th Oct, 1951
Party Votes Outcome
National Liberal and Conservative 26169 Elected
Labour 18244

More information about the 1951 General Election is available here.

Election of 11th Feb, 1954
Party Votes Outcome
National Liberal and Conservative 19532 Elected
Labour 13535

This was a by-election.

Election of 26th May, 1955
Party Votes Outcome
National Liberal and Conservative 23889 Elected
Labour 14425
Liberal 4010

More information about the 1955 General Election is available here.

Election of 8th Oct, 1959
Party Votes Outcome
National Liberal and Conservative 23653 Elected
Labour 11588
Liberal 5507
Independent 3744

More information about the 1959 General Election is available here.

Election of 15th Oct, 1964
Party Votes Outcome
National Liberal and Conservative 25102 Elected
Labour 14877
Liberal 9824

More information about the 1964 General Election is available here.

Election of 31st Mar, 1966
Party Votes Outcome
National Liberal and Conservative (Conservative) 24975 Elected
Labour 18335
Liberal 9219

More information about the 1966 General Election is available here.

Election of 18th Jun, 1970
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 32754 Elected
Labour 19923
Liberal 8519

More information about the 1970 General Election is available here.

Election of 28th Feb, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 32452 Elected
Liberal 19989
Labour 18697

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

Election of 10th Oct, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 29963 Elected
Labour 19135
Liberal 15048

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

Election of 3rd May, 1979
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 37685 Elected
Labour 16998
Liberal 14094
National Front 597

More information about the 1979 General Election is available here.

Election of 9th Jun, 1983
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 27422 Elected
Liberal 14920
Labour 8302

More information about the 1983 General Election is available here.

Election of 11th Jun, 1987
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 29344 Elected
Liberal 17262
Labour 9920
Independent 161

More information about the 1987 General Election is available here.

Election of 9th Apr, 1992
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 32369 Elected
Liberal Democrat 15210
Labour 14511
Natural Law 279

More information about the 1992 General Election is available here.

Election of 1st May, 1997
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 20740 Elected
Conservative 19524
Liberal Democrat 7037
Referendum Party 4923
Independent 1290

More information about the 1997 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th Jun, 2001
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 21951 Elected
Conservative 19355
Liberal Democrat 4099
UK Independence Party 2463
Independent 247

More information about the 2001 General Election is available here.

Election of 5th May, 2005
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 21235 Elected
Labour 20315
Liberal Democrat 5913
UK Independence Party 2314
Respect - The Unity Coalition 477
Independent 154

More information about the 2005 General Election is available here.


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, Harwich CCon through time | Political Life Statistics | Political Parties, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12756690/cube/POL_PARTY

Date accessed: 18th February 2020