Political Parties


Election of 10th Dec 1832 to 8th Jan, 1833
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal (1) 2154 Elected
Liberal (2) 2141 Elected
Conservative 2074 Elected
Liberal (3) 2007

More information about the 1833 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th Jan 1835 to 6th Feb, 1835
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative (1) 0 Elected
Conservative (2) 0 Elected
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
Conservative (1) 0 Elected
Conservative (2) 0 Elected
Liberal 0 Elected

More information about the 1837 General Election is available here.

Election of 29th Jun 1841 to 22nd Jul, 1841
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative (1) 2585 Elected
Conservative (2) 2552 Elected
Conservative (3) 2525 Elected
Liberal 1732

More information about the 1841 General Election is available here.

Election of 8th Jan, 1846
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 0 Elected

This was a by-election.

Election of 29th Jul 1847 to 26th Aug, 1847
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative (1) 0 Elected
Conservative (2) 0 Elected
Liberal 0 Elected

More information about the 1847 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th Jul 1852 to 31st Jul, 1852
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative (1) 2225 Elected
Conservative (2) 2219 Elected
Conservative (3) 2190 Elected
Liberal (1) 2043
Liberal (2) 1890
Liberal (3) 1868

More information about the 1852 General Election is available here.

Election of 24th May, 1854
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 2205 Elected
Liberal 2151 Elected

This was a by-election.

Election of 27th Mar 1857 to 24th Apr, 1857
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative (1) 0 Elected
Conservative (2) 0 Elected
Liberal 0 Elected

More information about the 1857 General Election is available here.

Election of 8th Jun, 1858
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 0 Elected

This was a by-election.

Election of 28th Apr 1859 to 18th May, 1859
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative (1) 0 Elected
Conservative (2) 0 Elected
Liberal 0 Elected

More information about the 1859 General Election is available here.

Election of 14th Mar, 1864
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 2274 Elected
Liberal 2026 Elected

This was a by-election.

Election of 11th Jul 1865 to 24th Jul, 1865
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 2537 Elected
Conservative (1) 2485 Elected
Conservative (2) 2478 Elected
Conservative (3) 2447

More information about the 1865 General Election is available here.

Election of 23rd Jul, 1866
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 0 Elected

This was a by-election.

Election of 17th Nov 1868 to 7th Dec, 1868
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal (1) 3693 Elected
Liberal (2) 3625 Elected
Conservative (1) 3396 Elected
Conservative (2) 3356

More information about the 1868 General Election is available here.

Election of 31st Jan 1874 to 17th Feb, 1874
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative (1) 4499 Elected
Conservative (2) 4498 Elected
Liberal (1) 2974 Elected
Liberal (2) 2964

More information about the 1874 General Election is available here.

Election of 31st Mar 1880 to 27th Apr, 1880
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative (1) 0 Elected
Conservative (2) 0 Elected
Liberal 0 Elected

More information about the 1880 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, Hertfordshire PCon through time | Political Life Statistics | Political Parties, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12750122/cube/POL_PARTY

Date accessed: 22nd September 2019