Political Parties


Election of 10th Dec 1832 to 8th Jan, 1833
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal (1) 852 Elected
Liberal (2) 593

More information about the 1833 General Election is available here.

Election of 17th Apr, 1833
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 0 Elected

This was a by-election.

Election of 6th Jan 1835 to 6th Feb, 1835
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 0 Elected

More information about the 1835 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th May, 1835
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 0 Elected

This was a by-election.

Election of 24th Jul 1837 to 18th Aug, 1837
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 633 Elected
Conservative 381

More information about the 1837 General Election is available here.

Election of 29th Jun 1841 to 22nd Jul, 1841
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal (1) 577 Elected
Liberal (2) 445

More information about the 1841 General Election is available here.

Election of 29th Jul 1847 to 26th Aug, 1847
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 0 Elected

More information about the 1847 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th Jul 1852 to 31st Jul, 1852
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 0 Elected

More information about the 1852 General Election is available here.

Election of 27th Mar 1857 to 24th Apr, 1857
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal (1) 1092 Elected
Liberal (2) 847

More information about the 1857 General Election is available here.

Election of 28th Apr 1859 to 18th May, 1859
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 0 Elected

More information about the 1859 General Election is available here.

Election of 11th Jul 1865 to 24th Jul, 1865
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 0 Elected

More information about the 1865 General Election is available here.

Election of 17th Nov 1868 to 7th Dec, 1868
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal (1) 7738 Elected
Liberal (2) 7661 Elected
Liberal (3) 3548
Liberal (4) 2085

More information about the 1868 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th Aug, 1873
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal (1) 5297 Elected
Liberal (2) 4010 Elected
Liberal (3) 1086

This was a by-election.

Election of 31st Jan 1874 to 17th Feb, 1874
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal (1) 6595 Elected
Liberal (2) 6048 Elected
Liberal (3) 4401
Liberal (4) 2231
Conservative 573

More information about the 1874 General Election is available here.

Election of 31st Mar 1880 to 27th Apr, 1880
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal (1) 9168 Elected
Liberal (2) 6750 Elected
Conservative 4993

More information about the 1880 General Election is available here.

Election of 24th Nov 1885 to 18th Dec, 1885
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal (1) 8261 Elected
Liberal (2) 7187 Elected
Independent Liberal 6279
Conservative 5149

More information about the 1885 General Election is available here.

Election of 1st Jul 1886 to 27th Jul, 1886
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal (1) 8236 Elected
Liberal (2) 8216 Elected
Liberal Unionist (1) 3545
Liberal Unionist (2) 3346

More information about the 1886 General Election is available here.

Election of 16th Feb, 1888
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 7856 Elected
Liberal Unionist 4217

This was a by-election.

Election of 25th Sep, 1889
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 0 Elected

This was a by-election.

Election of 4th Jul 1892 to 26th Jul, 1892
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal (1) 8484 Elected
Liberal (2) 8191 Elected
Conservative 5659
Liberal Unionist 5066
Scottish Parliamentary Labour Party 354

More information about the 1892 General Election is available here.

Election of 9th Sep, 1892
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 0 Elected

This was a by-election.

Election of 13th Jul 1895 to 7th Aug, 1895
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal (1) 7602 Elected
Liberal (2) 7592 Elected
Liberal Unionist 5390
Conservative 4318
Independent Labour Party 1313

More information about the 1895 General Election is available here.

Election of 1st Oct 1900 to 24th Oct, 1900
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal (1) 7777 Elected
Liberal (2) 7650 Elected
Conservative 5181
Liberal Unionist 5152

More information about the 1900 General Election is available here.

Election of 12th Jan 1906 to 8th Feb, 1906
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal (1) 9276 Elected
Labour 6833 Elected
Liberal (2) 6122
Liberal Unionist 3865
Conservative 3183

More information about the 1906 General Election is available here.

Election of 9th May, 1908
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 7079 Elected
Liberal Unionist 4370
Scottish Labour Party 4014
Scottish Prohibition Party 655

This was a by-election.

Election of 15th Jan 1910 to 10th Feb, 1910
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 10747 Elected
Labour 10365 Elected
Conservative 4552
Liberal Unionist 4339
Scottish Prohibition Party 1512

More information about the 1910 Feb General Election is available here.

Election of 3rd Dec 1910 to 19th Dec, 1910
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 9240 Elected
Labour 8957 Elected
Liberal Unionist 5685
Conservative 4914
Scottish Prohibition Party 1825

More information about the 1910 Dec General Election is available here.

Election of 30th Jul, 1917
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 7302 Elected
Scottish Prohibition Party 2036

This was a by-election.

Election of 14th Dec, 1918
Party Votes Outcome
Coalition Liberal 25788 Elected
Labour (1) 24822 Elected
Scottish Prohibition Party 10423
Labour (2) 7769

More information about the 1918 General Election is available here.

Election of 15th Nov, 1922
Party Votes Outcome
Scottish Prohibition Party 32578 Elected
Labour 30292 Elected
National Liberal (1) 22244
National Liberal (2) 20466
Liberal 6681
Communist Party of Great Britain 5906

More information about the 1922 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th Dec, 1923
Party Votes Outcome
Scottish Prohibition Party 25753 Elected
Labour 23345 Elected
Liberal 23031
Conservative 20253
Communist Party of Great Britain 10380

More information about the 1923 General Election is available here.

Election of 29th Oct, 1924
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 32846 Elected
Scottish Prohibition Party 29193 Elected
Conservative 28118
Liberal 25566
Communist Party of Great Britain 8340

More information about the 1924 General Election is available here.

Election of 22nd Dec, 1924
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 22973 Elected
Liberal 10234 Elected

This was a by-election.

Election of 30th May, 1929
Party Votes Outcome
Scottish Prohibition Party 50073 Elected
Labour 47602 Elected
Liberal 33890
Conservative 33868
Communist Party of Great Britain 6160

More information about the 1929 General Election is available here.

Election of 27th Oct, 1931
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 52048 Elected
Conservative 48556 Elected
Labour 32573
Scottish Prohibition Party 32229
Communist Party of Great Britain 10264

More information about the 1931 General Election is available here.

Election of 14th Nov, 1935
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 50542 Elected
Liberal 49632 Elected
Labour (1) 44457
Labour (2) 43747

More information about the 1935 General Election is available here.

Election of 5th Jul, 1945
Party Votes Outcome
Labour (1) 48804 Elected
Labour (2) 48393 Elected
Liberal 33230
Conservative 32309
Scottish National Party 7776

More information about the 1945 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, Dundee BurCon through time | Political Life Statistics | Political Parties, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12743488/cube/POL_PARTY

Date accessed: 26th May 2022