Political Parties


Election of 14th Dec, 1918
Party Votes Outcome
Coalition Liberal 14080 Elected
Labour 10234
Independent Democrat 647

More information about the 1918 General Election is available here.

Election of 18th Oct, 1922
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 13515 Elected
Labour 11425
Liberal 8841

This was a by-election.

Election of 15th Nov, 1922
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 19019 Elected
Labour 16000

More information about the 1922 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th Dec, 1923
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 14424 Elected
Labour 14100
Liberal 8015

More information about the 1923 General Election is available here.

Election of 29th Oct, 1924
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 20426 Elected
Labour 18263

More information about the 1924 General Election is available here.

Election of 30th May, 1929
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 18653 Elected
Conservative 15841
Liberal 12735

More information about the 1929 General Election is available here.

Election of 27th Oct, 1931
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 27829 Elected
Labour 19238

More information about the 1931 General Election is available here.

Election of 14th Nov, 1935
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 23300 Elected
Labour 21755

More information about the 1935 General Election is available here.

Election of 17th May, 1945
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 16424 Elected
Independent Labour Party 13722

This was a by-election.

Election of 5th Jul, 1945
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 23845 Elected
Conservative 14754
Liberal 5362

More information about the 1945 General Election is available here.

Election of 23rd Feb, 1950
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 31858 Elected
Conservative 21866
Liberal 8761

More information about the 1950 General Election is available here.

Election of 25th Oct, 1951
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 32883 Elected
Conservative 24166
Liberal 5247

More information about the 1951 General Election is available here.

Election of 26th May, 1955
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 31537 Elected
Conservative 27177

More information about the 1955 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th Jul, 1956
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 29205 Elected
Conservative 20720
Plaid Cymru 1978

This was a by-election.

Election of 8th Oct, 1959
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 31125 Elected
Conservative 27477

More information about the 1959 General Election is available here.

Election of 15th Oct, 1964
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 31962 Elected
Conservative 23649

More information about the 1964 General Election is available here.

Election of 31st Mar, 1966
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 32098 Elected
Conservative 21599

More information about the 1966 General Election is available here.

Election of 18th Jun, 1970
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 30132 Elected
Conservative 22005
Plaid Cymru 1997

More information about the 1970 General Election is available here.

Election of 28th Feb, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 29384 Elected
Conservative 18002
Liberal 11868
Plaid Cymru 936

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

Election of 10th Oct, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 30069 Elected
Conservative 16253
Liberal 9207
Plaid Cymru 1216

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

Election of 3rd May, 1979
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 30919 Elected
Conservative 21742
Liberal 6270
Plaid Cymru 473
National Front 454

More information about the 1979 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, Newport PBCon/BCon through time | Political Life Statistics | Political Parties, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12740268/cube/POL_PARTY

Date accessed: 15th October 2019