Political Parties


Election of 23rd Feb, 1950
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 22608 Elected
National Liberal and Conservative 14183
Scottish National Party 3892
Communist Party of Great Britain 1007

More information about the 1950 General Election is available here.

Election of 25th Oct, 1951
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 23641 Elected
National Liberal and Conservative 17650

More information about the 1951 General Election is available here.

Election of 14th Apr, 1954
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 19163 Elected
National Liberal and Conservative 13334
Communist Party of Great Britain 1457

This was a by-election.

Election of 26th May, 1955
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 20147 Elected
Conservative 17262

More information about the 1955 General Election is available here.

Election of 8th Oct, 1959
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 22009 Elected
Conservative 17613
Independent 1331

More information about the 1959 General Election is available here.

Election of 15th Oct, 1964
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 23281 Elected
Conservative 14789
Communist Party of Great Britain 1565

More information about the 1964 General Election is available here.

Election of 31st Mar, 1966
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 22658 Elected
Conservative 13100
Communist Party of Great Britain 1508

More information about the 1966 General Election is available here.

Election of 18th Jun, 1970
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 20683 Elected
Conservative 12509
Scottish National Party 3861
Communist Party of Great Britain 1829

More information about the 1970 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, Motherwell CCon through time | Political Life Statistics | Political Parties, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12739497/cube/POL_PARTY

Date accessed: 27th January 2022