Political Parties


Election of 23rd Feb, 1950
Party Votes Outcome
National Liberal and Conservative 30366 Elected
Labour 22374
Liberal 3500

More information about the 1950 General Election is available here.

Election of 25th Oct, 1951
Party Votes Outcome
National Liberal and Conservative 31683 Elected
Labour 22994

More information about the 1951 General Election is available here.

Election of 26th May, 1955
Party Votes Outcome
National Liberal and Conservative 28412 Elected
Labour 19329
Liberal 5581

More information about the 1955 General Election is available here.

Election of 8th Oct, 1959
Party Votes Outcome
National Liberal and Conservative 29013 Elected
Labour 17839
Liberal 7334

More information about the 1959 General Election is available here.

Election of 15th Oct, 1964
Party Votes Outcome
National Liberal and Conservative 29082 Elected
Labour 23451

More information about the 1964 General Election is available here.

Election of 31st Mar, 1966
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 26683 Elected
Labour 26367

More information about the 1966 General Election is available here.

Election of 18th Jun, 1970
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 33580 Elected
Labour 24241

More information about the 1970 General Election is available here.

Election of 28th Feb, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 30561 Elected
Labour 18180
Liberal 15466

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

Election of 10th Oct, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 28145 Elected
Labour 19461
Liberal 10476

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

Election of 3rd May, 1979
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 35440 Elected
Labour 17908
Liberal 10480

More information about the 1979 General Election is available here.

Election of 9th Jun, 1983
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 24962 Elected
Liberal 13226
Labour 6970

More information about the 1983 General Election is available here.

Election of 11th Jun, 1987
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 27412 Elected
Liberal 9817
Labour 9734
Independent 405

More information about the 1987 General Election is available here.

Election of 9th Apr, 1992
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 29159 Elected
Labour 15328
Liberal Democrat 8434

More information about the 1992 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, Holland With Boston CCon through time | Political Life Statistics | Political Parties, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12736794/cube/POL_PARTY

Date accessed: 25th October 2020