Groupings of Political Parties


Election of 23rd Feb, 1950
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 19441
Liberal 11649
Labour 8434

More information about the 1950 General Election is available here.

Election of 25th Oct, 1951
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 20086
Liberal 10088
Labour 9244

More information about the 1951 General Election is available here.

Election of 26th May, 1955
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 17858
Liberal 10199
Labour 8304

More information about the 1955 General Election is available here.

Election of 8th Oct, 1959
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 16853
Liberal 14052
Labour 5769

More information about the 1959 General Election is available here.

Election of 15th Oct, 1964
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 18046
Conservative 14910
Labour 4172

More information about the 1964 General Election is available here.

Election of 31st Mar, 1966
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 18144
Conservative 16121
Labour 4674

More information about the 1966 General Election is available here.

Election of 18th Jun, 1970
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 20187
Liberal 16267
Labour 5350

More information about the 1970 General Election is available here.

Election of 28th Feb, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 20283
Conservative 20274
Labour 5328

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

Election of 10th Oct, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 20756
Liberal 20091
Labour 4814

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

Election of 3rd May, 1979
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 27922
Liberal 17893
Labour 3508
Nationalist 865
Other 465
Right 235

More information about the 1979 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, Bodmin CCon through time | Political Life Statistics | Groupings of Political Parties, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12757578/cube/POL_PARTY_GROUP

Date accessed: 12th December 2019