Political Parties


Election of 23rd Feb, 1950
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 21640 Elected
Conservative 13075
Liberal 11229

More information about the 1950 General Election is available here.

Election of 25th Oct, 1951
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 24113 Elected
Conservative 21912

More information about the 1951 General Election is available here.

Election of 26th May, 1955
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 22745 Elected
Conservative 21819

More information about the 1955 General Election is available here.

Election of 8th Oct, 1959
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 22964 Elected
Labour 22358

More information about the 1959 General Election is available here.

Election of 15th Oct, 1964
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 19592 Elected
Conservative 19545
Liberal 7227

More information about the 1964 General Election is available here.

Election of 31st Mar, 1966
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 24705 Elected
Conservative 22472

More information about the 1966 General Election is available here.

Election of 4th Dec, 1969
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 22548 Elected
Labour 16499
Independent 2421

This was a by-election.

Election of 18th Jun, 1970
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 27459 Elected
Labour 25107

More information about the 1970 General Election is available here.

Election of 28th Feb, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 29099 Elected
Labour 26829
Liberal 15049
Independent Conservative 897

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

Election of 10th Oct, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 29078 Elected
Labour 27320
Liberal 11500

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

Election of 3rd May, 1979
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 37812 Elected
Labour 25278
Liberal 8506
National Front 529
Independent 209

More information about the 1979 General Election is available here.

Election of 9th Jun, 1983
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 25715 Elected
Labour 13659
Liberal 12994
Independent 228

More information about the 1983 General Election is available here.

Election of 11th Jun, 1987
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 29038 Elected
Labour 14968
Liberal 11047

More information about the 1987 General Election is available here.

Election of 9th Apr, 1992
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 32302 Elected
Labour 20486
Liberal Democrat 7714

More information about the 1992 General Election is available here.

Election of 1st May, 1997
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 24854 Elected
Conservative 24667
Liberal Democrat 5279
UK Independence Party 1192
Natural Law 297

More information about the 1997 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th Jun, 2001
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 23867 Elected
Conservative 21512
Liberal Democrat 4763
UK Independence Party 864

More information about the 2001 General Election is available here.

Election of 5th May, 2005
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 22674 Elected
Labour 21987
Liberal Democrat 6147
UK Independence Party 1214
Veritas 749
Socialist Labour Party 234

More information about the 2005 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th May, 2010
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 24918 Elected
Labour 13131
Liberal Democrat 8848
UK Independence Party 1636
British National Party 1596
English Democrats 530
Green 480
Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition 249
Independent (1) 240
Independent (2) 33

More information about the 2010 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th May, 2015
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 26265 Elected
UK Independence Party 9868
Labour 9839
Liberal Democrat 2240
Green 2218

More information about the 2015 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, Wellingborough CCon through time | Political Life Statistics | Political Parties, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12740580/cube/POL_PARTY

Date accessed: 04th December 2021