Groupings of Political Parties


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

More information about the 1865 General Election is available here.

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

More information about the 1868 General Election is available here.

Election of 3rd Feb, 1872
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 6961
Liberal 6917

This was a by-election.

Election of 27th Aug, 1873
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 0

This was a by-election.

Election of 31st Jan 1874 to 17th Feb, 1874
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 17279
Conservative 15545

More information about the 1874 General Election is available here.

Election of 31st Mar 1880 to 27th Apr, 1880
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 21550
Conservative 14236

More information about the 1880 General Election is available here.

Election of 20th May, 1882
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 9892
Conservative 7865

This was a by-election.


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, West Riding of Yorkshire Northern PDivCon through time | Political Life Statistics | Groupings of Political Parties, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12744328/cube/POL_PARTY_GROUP

Date accessed: 26th January 2020