Groupings of Political Parties


Election of 10th Dec 1832 to 8th Jan, 1833
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 0

More information about the 1833 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th Jan 1835 to 6th Feb, 1835
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 277
Conservative 220

More information about the 1835 General Election is available here.

Election of 24th Jul 1837 to 18th Aug, 1837
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 307
Liberal 281

More information about the 1837 General Election is available here.

Election of 29th Jun 1841 to 22nd Jul, 1841
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 328
Conservative 300

More information about the 1841 General Election is available here.

Election of 29th Jul 1847 to 26th Aug, 1847
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 392
Liberal 258

More information about the 1847 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th Jul 1852 to 31st Jul, 1852
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 359
Liberal 326

More information about the 1852 General Election is available here.

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

More information about the 1857 General Election is available here.

Election of 28th Apr 1859 to 18th May, 1859
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 406
Conservative 403

More information about the 1859 General Election is available here.

Election of 28th Feb, 1862
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 455
Liberal 426

This was a by-election.

Election of 11th Jul 1865 to 24th Jul, 1865
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 507
Conservative 457

More information about the 1865 General Election is available here.

Election of 17th Nov 1868 to 7th Dec, 1868
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 1557
Conservative 1512

More information about the 1868 General Election is available here.

Election of 31st Jan 1874 to 17th Feb, 1874
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 1779
Liberal 1600

More information about the 1874 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th May, 1874
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 1814
Liberal 1627

This was a by-election.

Election of 31st Mar 1880 to 27th Apr, 1880
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 2194
Conservative 1796

More information about the 1880 General Election is available here.

Election of 4th Jul, 1885
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 1918
Liberal 1661

This was a by-election.

Election of 24th Nov 1885 to 18th Dec, 1885
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 2374
Liberal 2049

More information about the 1885 General Election is available here.

Election of 1st Jul 1886 to 27th Jul, 1886
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 2253
Liberal 1946

More information about the 1886 General Election is available here.

Election of 4th Jul 1892 to 26th Jul, 1892
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 2582
Liberal 2178

More information about the 1892 General Election is available here.

Election of 13th Jul 1895 to 7th Aug, 1895
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 5029

More information about the 1895 General Election is available here.

Election of 1st Oct 1900 to 24th Oct, 1900
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 0

More information about the 1900 General Election is available here.

Election of 25th Mar, 1902
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 2960
Labour 1979

This was a by-election.

Election of 12th Jan 1906 to 8th Feb, 1906
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 2285
Labour 2068
Liberal 1247

More information about the 1906 General Election is available here.

Election of 15th Jan 1910 to 10th Feb, 1910
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 3121
Labour 2602

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

Election of 3rd Dec 1910 to 19th Dec, 1910
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 2837
Conservative 2651

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

Election of 14th Dec, 1918
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 9128
Labour 5882
Liberal 2448

More information about the 1918 General Election is available here.

Election of 15th Nov, 1922
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 10416
Labour 9798

More information about the 1922 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th Dec, 1923
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 7966
Conservative 7345
Liberal 4640

More information about the 1923 General Election is available here.

Election of 29th Oct, 1924
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 11086
Labour 10192

More information about the 1924 General Election is available here.

Election of 30th May, 1929
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 13393
Conservative 10180
Liberal 3875

More information about the 1929 General Election is available here.

Election of 27th Oct, 1931
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 15881
Labour 11774

More information about the 1931 General Election is available here.

Election of 21st Apr, 1932
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 13586
Conservative 13242

This was a by-election.

Election of 14th Nov, 1935
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 15804
Conservative 12400

More information about the 1935 General Election is available here.

Election of 5th Jul, 1945
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 14378
Conservative 8268
Liberal 3613

More information about the 1945 General Election is available here.

Election of 23rd Feb, 1950
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 25996
Conservative 15925
Liberal 5022

More information about the 1950 General Election is available here.

Election of 25th Oct, 1951
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 27100
Conservative 19398

More information about the 1951 General Election is available here.

Election of 21st Oct, 1954
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 21822
Conservative 15714

This was a by-election.

Election of 26th May, 1955
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 28180
Conservative 18435

More information about the 1955 General Election is available here.

Election of 8th Oct, 1959
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 29705
Conservative 20114

More information about the 1959 General Election is available here.

Election of 15th Oct, 1964
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 26315
Conservative 14385
Liberal 6753

More information about the 1964 General Election is available here.

Election of 31st Mar, 1966
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 28907
Conservative 15299

More information about the 1966 General Election is available here.

Election of 18th Jun, 1970
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 27352
Conservative 15668
Liberal 4071

More information about the 1970 General Election is available here.

Election of 28th Feb, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 27032
Conservative 15614
Liberal 10009

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

Election of 10th Oct, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 25616
Conservative 12810
Liberal 8304

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

Election of 3rd May, 1979
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 27124
Conservative 19571
Liberal 6059
Right 530

More information about the 1979 General Election is available here.

Election of 9th Jun, 1983
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 19166
Conservative 18806
Left 9166
Right 295

More information about the 1983 General Election is available here.

Election of 11th Jun, 1987
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 24509
Conservative 21720
Left 6350

More information about the 1987 General Election is available here.

Election of 9th Apr, 1992
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 26964
Conservative 20374
Liberal 5900

More information about the 1992 General Election is available here.

Election of 1st May, 1997
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 28977
Conservative 14373
Liberal 5656
Other 1480

More information about the 1997 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th Jun, 2001
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 20592
Conservative 12638
Liberal 5097
Left 1175
Other 1075
Right 677

More information about the 2001 General Election is available here.

Election of 5th May, 2005
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 18802
Conservative 13648
Liberal 7063
Right 1795
Other 1653
Left 420

More information about the 2005 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th May, 2010
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 17454
Conservative 15841
Liberal 7256
Right 2581
Other 1312

More information about the 2010 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th May, 2015
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 17301
Conservative 14688
Right 7862
Liberal 1483
Other 1352
Left 287

More information about the 2015 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, Wakefield CCon/PBCon/BCon through time | Political Life Statistics | Groupings of Political Parties, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12735601/cube/POL_PARTY_GROUP

Date accessed: 29th June 2022