Political Parties


Election of 10th Dec 1832 to 8th Jan, 1833
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 0 Elected

More information about the 1833 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th Jan 1835 to 6th Feb, 1835
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 0 Elected

More information about the 1835 General Election is available here.

Election of 24th Jul 1837 to 18th Aug, 1837
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 0 Elected

More information about the 1837 General Election is available here.

Election of 27th Jan, 1841
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal (1) 218 Elected
Liberal (2) 131

This was a by-election.

Election of 29th Jun 1841 to 22nd Jul, 1841
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 0 Elected

More information about the 1841 General Election is available here.

Election of 29th Jul 1847 to 26th Aug, 1847
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 0 Elected

More information about the 1847 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th Jul 1852 to 31st Jul, 1852
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 0 Elected

More information about the 1852 General Election is available here.

Election of 27th Mar 1857 to 24th Apr, 1857
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 0 Elected

More information about the 1857 General Election is available here.

Election of 28th Apr 1859 to 18th May, 1859
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal (1) 312 Elected
Liberal (2) 294

More information about the 1859 General Election is available here.

Election of 25th Jul, 1862
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 0 Elected

This was a by-election.

Election of 11th Jul 1865 to 24th Jul, 1865
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 0 Elected

More information about the 1865 General Election is available here.

Election of 17th Nov 1868 to 7th Dec, 1868
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 0 Elected

More information about the 1868 General Election is available here.

Election of 31st Jan 1874 to 17th Feb, 1874
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 1967 Elected
Conservative 1228

More information about the 1874 General Election is available here.

Election of 23rd Apr, 1875
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal (1) 1811 Elected
Liberal (2) 1171

This was a by-election.

Election of 31st Mar 1880 to 27th Apr, 1880
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 2763 Elected
Conservative 59

More information about the 1880 General Election is available here.

Election of 24th Nov 1885 to 18th Dec, 1885
Party Votes Outcome
Independent Liberal 2180 Elected
Liberal-Labour 1504
Conservative 746

More information about the 1885 General Election is available here.

Election of 1st Jul 1886 to 27th Jul, 1886
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 2014 Elected
Liberal Unionist 911

More information about the 1886 General Election is available here.

Election of 11th Mar, 1892
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 2567 Elected
Liberal Unionist 1531

This was a by-election.

Election of 4th Jul 1892 to 26th Jul, 1892
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 2741 Elected
Conservative 939

More information about the 1892 General Election is available here.

Election of 13th Jul 1895 to 7th Aug, 1895
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 3078 Elected
Conservative 1122

More information about the 1895 General Election is available here.

Election of 1st Oct 1900 to 24th Oct, 1900
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 3354 Elected
Liberal Unionist 2013

More information about the 1900 General Election is available here.

Election of 12th Jan 1906 to 8th Feb, 1906
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 4659 Elected
Conservative 1410

More information about the 1906 General Election is available here.

Election of 15th Jan 1910 to 10th Feb, 1910
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 5035 Elected
Conservative 1659

More information about the 1910 Feb General Election is available here.

Election of 3rd Dec 1910 to 19th Dec, 1910
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 0 Elected

More information about the 1910 Dec General Election is available here.

Election of 14th Dec, 1918
Party Votes Outcome
Coalition Liberal 0 Elected

More information about the 1918 General Election is available here.

Election of 4th Mar, 1921
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 11674 Elected
Coalition Liberal 10199

This was a by-election.

Election of 15th Nov, 1922
Party Votes Outcome
National Liberal 12762 Elected
Labour 12089

More information about the 1922 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th Dec, 1923
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 14221 Elected
Liberal 11937

More information about the 1923 General Election is available here.

Election of 29th Oct, 1924
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 14038 Elected
Liberal 12607

More information about the 1924 General Election is available here.

Election of 30th May, 1929
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 17410 Elected
Conservative 11805

More information about the 1929 General Election is available here.

Election of 27th Oct, 1931
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 19132 Elected
Labour 14492

More information about the 1931 General Election is available here.

Election of 14th Nov, 1935
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 19457 Elected
Conservative 15086

More information about the 1935 General Election is available here.

Election of 17th Feb, 1944
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 8268 Elected
Scottish National Party 6621
Christian Socialist 1136

This was a by-election.

Election of 5th Jul, 1945
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 15401 Elected
Conservative 10099
Scottish National Party 5811
Communist Party of Great Britain 2898

More information about the 1945 General Election is available here.

Election of 23rd Feb, 1950
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 25756 Elected
Conservative 17192

More information about the 1950 General Election is available here.

Election of 25th Oct, 1951
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 26885 Elected
National Liberal and Conservative 17484

More information about the 1951 General Election is available here.

Election of 26th May, 1955
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 23861 Elected
National Liberal and Conservative 16392

More information about the 1955 General Election is available here.

Election of 8th Oct, 1959
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 25428 Elected
Conservative 14186
Liberal 4020

More information about the 1959 General Election is available here.

Election of 15th Oct, 1964
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 24263 Elected
National Liberal and Conservative 11756
Scottish National Party 4423

More information about the 1964 General Election is available here.

Election of 31st Mar, 1966
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 23273 Elected
Conservative 10539
Scottish National Party 5223

More information about the 1966 General Election is available here.

Election of 18th Jun, 1970
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 22986 Elected
Conservative 13193
Scottish National Party 4863

More information about the 1970 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, Kirkcaldy DistBCon/BCon through time | Political Life Statistics | Political Parties, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12735832/cube/POL_PARTY

Date accessed: 26th January 2020