Political Parties


Election of 23rd Feb, 1950
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 27497 Elected
Labour 20860
Liberal 5065

More information about the 1950 General Election is available here.

Election of 25th Oct, 1951
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 30972 Elected
Labour 22506

More information about the 1951 General Election is available here.

Election of 26th May, 1955
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 23509 Elected
Labour 21866

More information about the 1955 General Election is available here.

Election of 8th Oct, 1959
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 27392 Elected
Labour 22952

More information about the 1959 General Election is available here.

Election of 15th Oct, 1964
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 27936 Elected
Labour 25137

More information about the 1964 General Election is available here.

Election of 31st Mar, 1966
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 25623 Elected
Conservative 25243
Liberal 5085

More information about the 1966 General Election is available here.

Election of 18th Jun, 1970
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 30966 Elected
Labour 24798
Liberal 4180

More information about the 1970 General Election is available here.

Election of 28th Feb, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 29828 Elected
Labour 12119
Liberal 11719

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

Election of 10th Oct, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 27074 Elected
Labour 12131
Liberal 10300

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

Election of 3rd May, 1979
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 34196 Elected
Labour 11712
Liberal 9060

More information about the 1979 General Election is available here.

Election of 9th Jun, 1983
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 33253 Elected
Liberal 13033
Labour 7290
Ecology Party 518

More information about the 1983 General Election is available here.

Election of 11th Jun, 1987
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 34214 Elected
Social Democratic Party 13375
Labour 9631
Green 991

More information about the 1987 General Election is available here.

Election of 9th Apr, 1992
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 34448 Elected
Labour 14682
Liberal Democrat 12660
Green 775
Independent Conservative 611
Natural Law 150

More information about the 1992 General Election is available here.

Election of 1st May, 1997
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 27558 Elected
Labour 22503
Liberal Democrat 8851
Referendum Party 2682
UK Independence Party 403
Natural Law 115

More information about the 1997 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th Jun, 2001
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 25869 Elected
Labour 18512
Liberal Democrat 7395
UK Independence Party 1434
Green 1236

More information about the 2001 General Election is available here.

Election of 5th May, 2005
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 27899 Elected
Labour 14925
Liberal Democrat 9813
Green 1692
UK Independence Party 1358
Veritas 624

More information about the 2005 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th May, 2010
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 27470 Elected
Liberal Democrat 11659
Labour 11128
UK Independence Party 2179
Green 1251

More information about the 2010 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th May, 2015
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 28354 Elected
Labour 14525
UK Independence Party 5943
Green 3559
Liberal Democrat 2783

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

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12740712/cube/POL_PARTY

Date accessed: 29th June 2022