Political Parties


Election of 23rd Feb, 1950
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 18437 Elected
Labour 15341
Liberal 4416

More information about the 1950 General Election is available here.

Election of 25th Oct, 1951
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 20555 Elected
Labour 18099

More information about the 1951 General Election is available here.

Election of 26th May, 1955
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 19873 Elected
Labour 15324

More information about the 1955 General Election is available here.

Election of 8th Oct, 1959
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 20783 Elected
Labour 15255

More information about the 1959 General Election is available here.

Election of 15th Oct, 1964
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 18811 Elected
Labour 16330

More information about the 1964 General Election is available here.

Election of 31st Mar, 1966
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 18168 Elected
Conservative 16357

More information about the 1966 General Election is available here.

Election of 18th Jun, 1970
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 18584 Elected
Labour 16843
Liberal 2436

More information about the 1970 General Election is available here.

Election of 28th Feb, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 17666 Elected
Labour 15197
Liberal 6898
Independent Liberal 631
Independent 245

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

Election of 10th Oct, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 16540 Elected
Labour 15119
Liberal 7161

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

Election of 3rd May, 1979
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 19400 Elected
Labour 15174
Liberal 5949
National Front 196

More information about the 1979 General Election is available here.

Election of 9th Jun, 1983
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 21050 Elected
Labour 10414
Liberal 10214
Independent 179

More information about the 1983 General Election is available here.

Election of 11th Jun, 1987
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 21142 Elected
Labour 14689
Liberal 9003
Green 473

More information about the 1987 General Election is available here.

Election of 9th Apr, 1992
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 21084 Elected
Labour 18131
Liberal Democrat 6524
Green 433
Natural Law 83

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

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12757037/cube/POL_PARTY

Date accessed: 21st February 2020