Political Parties


Election of 23rd Feb, 1950
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 18612 Elected
Labour 16852
Liberal 3620

More information about the 1950 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 25th Oct, 1951
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 21282 Elected
Labour 18434

More information about the 1951 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 26th May, 1955
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 21497 Elected
Labour 17339

More information about the 1955 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 8th Oct, 1959
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 24226 Elected
Labour 18292

More information about the 1959 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 22nd Nov, 1962
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 14921 Elected
Labour 14004
Liberal 7002
Independent Serviceman candidate 332

This was a by-election.

Election of 15th Oct, 1964
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 24823 Elected
Labour 20916

More information about the 1964 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 31st Mar, 1966
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 25023 Elected
Labour 22332

More information about the 1966 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 18th Jun, 1970
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 29070 Elected
Labour 21131
Liberal 6626

More information about the 1970 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election


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, South Northants CCon through time | Political Life Statistics | Political Parties, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: https://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12740591/cube/POL_PARTY

Date accessed: 13th July 2024