Political Parties


Election of 10th Dec 1832 to 8th Jan, 1833
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal (1) 493 Elected
Liberal (2) 262

More information about the 1833 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th Jan 1835 to 6th Feb, 1835
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 0 Elected

More information about the 1835 General Election is available here.

Election of 24th Jul 1837 to 18th Aug, 1837
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 401 Elected
Conservative 202

More information about the 1837 General Election is available here.

Election of 29th Jun 1841 to 22nd Jul, 1841
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 406 Elected
Conservative 309

More information about the 1841 General Election is available here.

Election of 18th Apr, 1845
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal (1) 350 Elected
Liberal (2) 344

This was a by-election.

Election of 29th Jul 1847 to 26th Aug, 1847
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal (1) 456 Elected
Liberal (2) 315

More information about the 1847 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th Jul 1852 to 31st Jul, 1852
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 470 Elected
Conservative 254

More information about the 1852 General Election is available here.

Election of 27th Mar 1857 to 24th Apr, 1857
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 0 Elected

More information about the 1857 General Election is available here.

Election of 28th Apr 1859 to 18th May, 1859
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 0 Elected

More information about the 1859 General Election is available here.

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

More information about the 1865 General Election is available here.

Election of 17th Nov 1868 to 7th Dec, 1868
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal (1) 2962 Elected
Liberal (2) 2092

More information about the 1868 General Election is available here.

Election of 31st Jan 1874 to 17th Feb, 1874
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 0 Elected

More information about the 1874 General Election is available here.

Election of 25th Jan, 1878
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal (1) 2183 Elected
Conservative 2124
Liberal (2) 1648
Liberal (3) 108

This was a by-election.

Election of 31st Mar 1880 to 27th Apr, 1880
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 3351 Elected
Conservative 2162

More information about the 1880 General Election is available here.

Election of 28th Nov, 1884
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 3548 Elected
Conservative 2417

This was a by-election.

Election of 24th Nov 1885 to 18th Dec, 1885
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 3057 Elected
Conservative 2954
Scottish Land Restoration League 65

More information about the 1885 General Election is available here.

Election of 1st Jul 1886 to 27th Jul, 1886
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal Unionist 2905 Elected
Liberal 2208

More information about the 1886 General Election is available here.

Election of 4th Jul 1892 to 26th Jul, 1892
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal Unionist 2942 Elected
Liberal 2887

More information about the 1892 General Election is available here.

Election of 13th Jul 1895 to 7th Aug, 1895
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal Unionist 3571 Elected
Liberal-Labour 2753

More information about the 1895 General Election is available here.

Election of 1st Oct 1900 to 24th Oct, 1900
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 3165 Elected
Liberal 2886

More information about the 1900 General Election is available here.

Election of 12th Jan 1906 to 8th Feb, 1906
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 3596 Elected
Conservative 3254

More information about the 1906 General Election is available here.

Election of 15th Jan 1910 to 10th Feb, 1910
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 4233 Elected
Liberal-Labour 2632

More information about the 1910 Feb General Election is available here.

Election of 3rd Dec 1910 to 19th Dec, 1910
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 4338 Elected
Conservative 2913

More information about the 1910 Dec General Election is available here.

Election of 14th Dec, 1918
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 10933 Elected
Conservative 7246
Labour 2542
Independent Labour 2050

More information about the 1918 General Election is available here.

Election of 15th Nov, 1922
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 10520 Elected
Communist Party of Great Britain 9776
Conservative 8404

More information about the 1922 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th Dec, 1923
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 16337 Elected
Labour 10335

More information about the 1923 General Election is available here.

Election of 29th Oct, 1924
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 13464 Elected
Liberal 12752

More information about the 1924 General Election is available here.

Election of 30th May, 1929
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 11190 Elected
Labour 9697
Communist Party of Great Britain 7005
Conservative 6517

More information about the 1929 General Election is available here.

Election of 27th Oct, 1931
Party Votes Outcome
National Liberal 18013 Elected
Labour 10850
Communist Party of Great Britain 6440

More information about the 1931 General Election is available here.

Election of 14th Nov, 1935
Party Votes Outcome
National Liberal 20299 Elected
Labour 16945
Scottish National Party 1286

More information about the 1935 General Election is available here.

Election of 26th Nov, 1936
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 20594 Elected
National Liberal 17990

This was a by-election.

Election of 10th Jul, 1941
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 0 Elected

This was a by-election.

Election of 5th Jul, 1945
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 16186 Elected
Conservative 8097
Communist Party of Great Britain 5900
Liberal 4180

More information about the 1945 General Election is available here.

Election of 23rd Feb, 1950
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 20548 Elected
Liberal 11639
Independent 6458
Communist Party of Great Britain 1228
Anti-Partitionist 718

More information about the 1950 General Election is available here.

Election of 25th Oct, 1951
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 23452 Elected
Conservative 17615

More information about the 1951 General Election is available here.

Election of 26th May, 1955
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 19378 Elected
Conservative 18345

More information about the 1955 General Election is available here.

Election of 8th Dec, 1955
Party Votes Outcome
Labour Party/Co-operative Party 19698 Elected
Conservative 17004

This was a by-election.

Election of 8th Oct, 1959
Party Votes Outcome
Labour Party/Co-operative Party 19320 Elected
Liberal 10238
Conservative 8616

More information about the 1959 General Election is available here.

Election of 15th Oct, 1964
Party Votes Outcome
Labour Party/Co-operative Party 19627 Elected
Liberal 9055
Conservative 6473
Independent 458

More information about the 1964 General Election is available here.

Election of 31st Mar, 1966
Party Votes Outcome
Labour Party/Co-operative Party 18988 Elected
Liberal 7727
Conservative 5835
Communist Party of Great Britain 702

More information about the 1966 General Election is available here.

Election of 18th Jun, 1970
Party Votes Outcome
Labour Party/Co-operative Party 19334 Elected
Liberal 16100
Communist Party of Great Britain 559

More information about the 1970 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, Greenock PBCon/BCon through time | Political Life Statistics | Political Parties, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12745930/cube/POL_PARTY

Date accessed: 18th January 2020