Political Parties


Election of 10th Dec 1832 to 8th Jan, 1833
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative (1) 2030 Elected
Liberal 1990 Elected
Conservative (2) 1784

More information about the 1833 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th Jan 1835 to 6th Feb, 1835
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative (1) 2452 Elected
Conservative (2) 2321 Elected
Liberal 2029

More information about the 1835 General Election is available here.

Election of 24th Jul 1837 to 18th Aug, 1837
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative (1) 0 Elected
Conservative (2) 0 Elected

More information about the 1837 General Election is available here.

Election of 29th Jun 1841 to 22nd Jul, 1841
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative (1) 3279 Elected
Conservative (2) 3178 Elected
Liberal 1787

More information about the 1841 General Election is available here.

Election of 18th Apr, 1843
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 2952 Elected
Liberal 1818 Elected

This was a by-election.

Election of 19th Feb, 1846
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 0 Elected

This was a by-election.

Election of 29th Jul 1847 to 26th Aug, 1847
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative (1) 0 Elected
Conservative (2) 0 Elected

More information about the 1847 General Election is available here.

Election of 1st May, 1852
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 0 Elected

This was a by-election.

Election of 7th Jul 1852 to 31st Jul, 1852
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative (1) 0 Elected
Conservative (2) 0 Elected

More information about the 1852 General Election is available here.

Election of 26th Dec, 1856
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 0 Elected

This was a by-election.

Election of 27th Mar 1857 to 24th Apr, 1857
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative (1) 0 Elected
Conservative (2) 0 Elected

More information about the 1857 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th Mar, 1858
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 0 Elected

This was a by-election.

Election of 28th Apr 1859 to 18th May, 1859
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative (1) 2677 Elected
Conservative (2) 2517 Elected
Liberal 1883

More information about the 1859 General Election is available here.

Election of 11th Jul 1865 to 24th Jul, 1865
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative (1) 0 Elected
Conservative (2) 0 Elected

More information about the 1865 General Election is available here.

Election of 25th Jul, 1866
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative (1) 0 Elected
Conservative (2) 0 Elected

This was a by-election.

Election of 20th Feb, 1867
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 2489 Elected
Liberal 2120 Elected

This was a by-election.

Election of 17th Nov 1868 to 7th Dec, 1868
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative (1) 3650 Elected
Conservative (2) 3620 Elected
Liberal (1) 3321
Liberal (2) 3045

More information about the 1868 General Election is available here.

Election of 1st Jun, 1870
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 3456 Elected
Liberal 3285 Elected

This was a by-election.

Election of 31st Jan 1874 to 17th Feb, 1874
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative (1) 4136 Elected
Conservative (2) 3896 Elected
Liberal 3014

More information about the 1874 General Election is available here.

Election of 20th Mar, 1874
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 0 Elected

This was a by-election.

Election of 24th Feb, 1876
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 3659 Elected
Liberal 2708 Elected

This was a by-election.

Election of 31st Mar 1880 to 27th Apr, 1880
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative (1) 4239 Elected
Conservative (2) 3618 Elected
Liberal 3504

More information about the 1880 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, Suffolk Eastern PDivCon through time | Political Life Statistics | Political Parties, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12744365/cube/POL_PARTY

Date accessed: 05th August 2020