Political Parties


Election of 23rd Feb, 1950
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 22980 Elected
Conservative 13630
Liberal 4078

More information about the 1950 General Election is available here.

Election of 25th Oct, 1951
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 25231 Elected
Conservative 17727

More information about the 1951 General Election is available here.

Election of 26th May, 1955
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 23588 Elected
Conservative 16579

More information about the 1955 General Election is available here.

Election of 8th Oct, 1959
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 25004 Elected
Conservative 17132

More information about the 1959 General Election is available here.

Election of 15th Oct, 1964
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 23927 Elected
Conservative 12815
Scottish National Party 5106

More information about the 1964 General Election is available here.

Election of 31st Mar, 1966
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 22557 Elected
Conservative 10037
Scottish National Party 8225

More information about the 1966 General Election is available here.

Election of 18th Jun, 1970
Party Votes Outcome
Labour Party/Co-operative Party 23729 Elected
Conservative 13178
Scottish National Party 7243
Liberal 2640

More information about the 1970 General Election is available here.

Election of 28th Feb, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Scottish National Party 22289 Elected
Labour Party/Co-operative Party 18679
Conservative 9994
Communist Party 322

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

Election of 10th Oct, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Scottish National Party 25998 Elected
Labour Party/Co-operative Party 18657
Conservative 5269
Liberal 1268

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

Election of 3rd May, 1979
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 22780 Elected
Scottish National Party 21796
Conservative 9778

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, Clackmannan and East Stirlingshire CCon through time | Political Life Statistics | Political Parties, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12741534/cube/POL_PARTY

Date accessed: 14th October 2019