Political Parties


Election of 23rd Feb, 1950
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 20606 Elected
Labour 12055
Liberal 6885

More information about the 1950 General Election is available here.

Election of 25th Oct, 1951
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 24532 Elected
Labour 14084

More information about the 1951 General Election is available here.

Election of 26th May, 1955
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 23475 Elected
Labour 13051

More information about the 1955 General Election is available here.

Election of 8th Oct, 1959
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 21714 Elected
Labour 9836
Liberal 7504

More information about the 1959 General Election is available here.

Election of 16th Nov, 1960
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 15308 Elected
Liberal 12268
Labour 5895

This was a by-election.

Election of 15th Oct, 1964
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 19280 Elected
Liberal 14053
Labour 7397

More information about the 1964 General Election is available here.

Election of 31st Mar, 1966
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 20351 Elected
Labour 11325
Liberal 10225

More information about the 1966 General Election is available here.

Election of 18th Jun, 1970
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 24689 Elected
Labour 10823
Liberal 9229

More information about the 1970 General Election is available here.

Election of 28th Feb, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 27164 Elected
Liberal 21623
Labour 8308

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

Election of 10th Oct, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 25265 Elected
Liberal 19911
Labour 8946

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

Election of 3rd May, 1979
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 33444 Elected
Liberal 17215
Labour 8281

More information about the 1979 General Election is available here.

Election of 9th Jun, 1983
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 27101 Elected
Liberal 19215
Labour 3154

More information about the 1983 General Election is available here.

Election of 11th Jun, 1987
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 29875 Elected
Liberal 20663
Labour 3400
Independent 434

More information about the 1987 General Election is available here.

Election of 9th Apr, 1992
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 30376 Elected
Liberal Democrat 19287
Labour 5950
Liberal 2225
Green 1007
Natural Law 96

More information about the 1992 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, Tiverton CCon through time | Political Life Statistics | Political Parties, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12756770/cube/POL_PARTY

Date accessed: 25th October 2020