Political Parties


Election of 23rd Feb, 1950
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 24850 Elected
Labour 11706
Scottish National Party 4118
Liberal 3623

More information about the 1950 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 25th Oct, 1951
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 25798 Elected
Labour 11167
Scottish National Party 6479

More information about the 1951 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 26th May, 1955
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 22948 Elected
Scottish National Party 9227
Labour 8313

More information about the 1955 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 8th Oct, 1959
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 24217 Elected
Scottish National Party 9637
Labour 7781

More information about the 1959 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 15th Oct, 1964
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 23912 Elected
Labour 10184
Scottish National Party 7186

More information about the 1964 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 31st Mar, 1966
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 22129 Elected
Labour 10911
Scottish National Party 6128

More information about the 1966 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 18th Jun, 1970
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 21860 Elected
Labour 9972
Scottish National Party 7112
Liberal 3011

More information about the 1970 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 28th Feb, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 21167 Elected
Scottish National Party 12192
Labour 6784
Liberal 4644

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

This was a General Election

Election of 10th Oct, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Scottish National Party 17337 Elected
Conservative 16544
Labour 5805
Liberal 2851

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

This was a General Election

Election of 3rd May, 1979
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 20153 Elected
Scottish National Party 17050
Labour 6432
Liberal 4410

More information about the 1979 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, Perth and East Perthshire CCon through time | Political Life Statistics | Political Parties, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: https://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12740815/cube/POL_PARTY

Date accessed: 24th July 2024