Groupings of Political Parties


Election of 10th Dec 1832 to 8th Jan, 1833
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 1666
Conservative 1093

More information about the 1833 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 5th May, 1834
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 1464
Liberal 1268

This was a by-election.

Election of 6th Jan 1835 to 6th Feb, 1835
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 1453
Conservative 1371

More information about the 1835 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 24th Jul 1837 to 18th Aug, 1837
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 1495
Liberal 1379

More information about the 1837 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 9th Mar, 1840
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 1586
Liberal 1128

This was a by-election.

Election of 29th Jun 1841 to 22nd Jul, 1841
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative -1

More information about the 1841 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 29th Jul 1847 to 26th Aug, 1847
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative -1

More information about the 1847 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 7th Jul 1852 to 31st Jul, 1852
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative -1

More information about the 1852 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 27th Mar 1857 to 24th Apr, 1857
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative -1

More information about the 1857 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 28th Apr 1859 to 18th May, 1859
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative -1

More information about the 1859 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 11th Jul 1865 to 24th Jul, 1865
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative -1

More information about the 1865 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 17th Nov 1868 to 7th Dec, 1868
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 2046
Conservative 1767

More information about the 1868 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 31st Jan 1874 to 17th Feb, 1874
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 2554
Liberal 2060

More information about the 1874 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 4th Feb, 1878
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 2439
Liberal 2255

This was a by-election.

Election of 31st Mar 1880 to 27th Apr, 1880
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 2764
Conservative 2472

More information about the 1880 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election


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, Perthshire PCon through time | Political Life Statistics | Groupings of Political Parties, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: https://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12739394/cube/POL_PARTY_GROUP

Date accessed: 20th July 2024