Groupings of Political Parties


Election of 23rd Feb, 1950
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 24971
Labour 12886

More information about the 1950 General Election is available here.

Election of 25th Oct, 1951
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 24985
Labour 11730

More information about the 1951 General Election is available here.

Election of 26th May, 1955
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 18600
Labour 8543

More information about the 1955 General Election is available here.

Election of 20th Nov, 1958
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 14314
Labour 7986
Liberal 7153

This was a by-election.

Election of 8th Oct, 1959
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 18982
Labour 10980

More information about the 1959 General Election is available here.

Election of 15th Oct, 1964
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 14621
Liberal 7088
Labour 6840
Nationalist 1925

More information about the 1964 General Election is available here.

Election of 31st Mar, 1966
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 12067
Liberal 8034
Labour 6422
Nationalist 2584

More information about the 1966 General Election is available here.

Election of 18th Jun, 1970
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 12866
Nationalist 9377
Labour 5656
Liberal 3548

More information about the 1970 General Election is available here.

Election of 28th Feb, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Nationalist 18333
Conservative 12634
Liberal 2727
Labour 2416

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

Election of 10th Oct, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Nationalist 16304
Conservative 11933
Labour 3173
Liberal 2232

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

Election of 3rd May, 1979
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 16827
Nationalist 16269
Labour 6201

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, East Aberdeenshire CCon through time | Political Life Statistics | Groupings of Political Parties, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12736411/cube/POL_PARTY_GROUP

Date accessed: 26th October 2021