Groupings of Political Parties


Election of 23rd Feb, 1950
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 30423
Conservative 22169
Liberal 4692
Left 368

More information about the 1950 General Election is available here.

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

More information about the 1951 General Election is available here.

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

More information about the 1955 General Election is available here.

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

More information about the 1959 General Election is available here.

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

More information about the 1964 General Election is available here.

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

More information about the 1966 General Election is available here.

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

More information about the 1970 General Election is available here.

Election of 28th Feb, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 31659
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
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
Conservative 30101
Liberal 8424

More information about the 1979 General Election is available here.

Election of 9th Jun, 1983
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 23223
Left 14637
Labour 10119

More information about the 1983 General Election is available here.

Election of 11th Jun, 1987
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 26532
Left 15205
Labour 10229

More information about the 1987 General Election is available here.

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

More information about the 1992 General Election is available here.

Election of 1st May, 1997
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 24650
Conservative 24461
Liberal 6098
Other 1748

More information about the 1997 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th Jun, 2001
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 24034
Conservative 23369
Liberal 5469
Right 880

More information about the 2001 General Election is available here.

Election of 5th May, 2005
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 25401
Labour 22100
Liberal 6882
Right 1263

More information about the 2005 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th May, 2010
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 23247
Labour 14153
Liberal 7498
Right 1366
Other 1064

More information about the 2010 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th May, 2015
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 24467
Labour 11877
Right 7600
Other 1784
Liberal 1490

More information about the 2015 General Election is available here.


The election result data we hold includes over two 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 yo...


ur 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 for the Isle of Wight.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Kettering CCon through time | Political Life Statistics | Groupings of Political Parties, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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

Date accessed: 15th November 2019