Political Parties


Election of 23rd Feb, 1950
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 30423 Elected
Conservative 22169
Liberal 4692
Communist Party of Great Britain 368

More information about the 1950 General Election is available here.

Election of 25th Oct, 1951
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 32604 Elected
Conservative 25777

More information about the 1951 General Election is available here.

Election of 26th May, 1955
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 31398 Elected
Conservative 25495

More information about the 1955 General Election is available here.

Election of 8th Oct, 1959
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 32933 Elected
Conservative 29448

More information about the 1959 General Election is available here.

Election of 15th Oct, 1964
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 36210 Elected
Conservative 29405

More information about the 1964 General Election is available here.

Election of 31st Mar, 1966
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 35337 Elected
Conservative 23877
Liberal 7903

More information about the 1966 General Election is available here.

Election of 18th Jun, 1970
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 34803 Elected
Conservative 30613
Liberal 6695

More information about the 1970 General Election is available here.

Election of 28th Feb, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 31659 Elected
Conservative 21872
Liberal 15393

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

Election of 10th Oct, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 30970 Elected
Conservative 19800
Liberal 12038

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

Election of 3rd May, 1979
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 31579 Elected
Conservative 30101
Liberal 8424

More information about the 1979 General Election is available here.

Election of 9th Jun, 1983
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 23223 Elected
Social Democratic Party 14637
Labour 10119

More information about the 1983 General Election is available here.

Election of 11th Jun, 1987
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 26532 Elected
Social Democratic Party 15205
Labour 10229

More information about the 1987 General Election is available here.

Election of 9th Apr, 1992
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 29115 Elected
Labour 17961
Liberal Democrat 8962

More information about the 1992 General Election is available here.

Election of 1st May, 1997
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 24650 Elected
Conservative 24461
Liberal Democrat 6098
Referendum Party 1551
Natural Law 197

More information about the 1997 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th Jun, 2001
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 24034 Elected
Conservative 23369
Liberal Democrat 5469
UK Independence Party 880

More information about the 2001 General Election is available here.

Election of 5th May, 2005
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 25401 Elected
Labour 22100
Liberal Democrat 6882
UK Independence Party 1263

More information about the 2005 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th May, 2010
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 23247 Elected
Labour 14153
Liberal Democrat 7498
British National Party 1366
English Democrats 952
Bus-Pass Elvis Party 112

More information about the 2010 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th May, 2015
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 24467 Elected
Labour 11877
UK Independence Party 7600
Green 1633
Liberal Democrat 1490
English Democrats 151

More information about the 2015 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, Kettering CCon through time | Political Life Statistics | Political Parties, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12740578/cube/POL_PARTY

Date accessed: 23rd January 2020