Groupings of Political Parties


Election of 23rd Feb, 1950
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 19136
Labour 10056

More information about the 1950 General Election is available here.

Election of 25th Oct, 1951
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 16261
Labour 6949
Liberal 3174

More information about the 1951 General Election is available here.

Election of 26th May, 1955
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 15893
Labour 7879

More information about the 1955 General Election is available here.

Election of 9th Apr, 1959
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 13204
Liberal 6721
Labour 6250

This was a by-election.

Election of 8th Oct, 1959
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 15454
Liberal 6412
Labour 5590

More information about the 1959 General Election is available here.

Election of 15th Oct, 1964
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 14530
Liberal 6619
Labour 6401

More information about the 1964 General Election is available here.

Election of 31st Mar, 1966
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 15137
Labour 9283

More information about the 1966 General Election is available here.

Election of 18th Jun, 1970
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 14003
Nationalist 5723
Labour 5665
Liberal 2461

More information about the 1970 General Election is available here.

Election of 28th Feb, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 13316
Nationalist 9308
Liberal 4643
Labour 3091

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

Election of 10th Oct, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Nationalist 12242
Conservative 12212
Liberal 3181
Labour 2742

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

Election of 3rd May, 1979
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 15306
Nationalist 12384
Liberal 2852
Labour 2841

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

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12739400/cube/POL_PARTY_GROUP

Date accessed: 18th January 2022