Political Parties


Election of 23rd Feb, 1950
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 24444 Elected
Labour 20591
Liberal 3703

More information about the 1950 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 25th Oct, 1951
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 27289 Elected
Labour 20874

More information about the 1951 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 26th May, 1955
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 28543 Elected
Labour 17846

More information about the 1955 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 8th Oct, 1959
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 29148 Elected
Labour 15431
Independent Conservative 1955

More information about the 1959 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 15th Oct, 1964
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 23879 Elected
Labour 14477
Liberal 7113

More information about the 1964 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 6th May, 1965
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 17130 Elected
Labour 8980
Liberal 5122

This was a by-election.

Election of 31st Mar, 1966
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 20628 Elected
Labour 17295
Liberal 5617

More information about the 1966 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 18th Jun, 1970
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 27319 Elected
Labour 17930

More information about the 1970 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 28th Feb, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 27280 Elected
Labour 21036

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

This was a General Election

Election of 10th Oct, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 20569 Elected
Labour 17945
Liberal 8532

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 27072 Elected
Labour 17508
Liberal 4440
National Front 615

More information about the 1979 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 9th Jun, 1983
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 21142 Elected
Labour 11769
Liberal 10175

More information about the 1983 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 11th Jun, 1987
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 20478 Elected
Labour 12857
Social Democratic Party 12323

More information about the 1987 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 9th Apr, 1992
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 21649 Elected
Labour 17984
Liberal Democrat 7342

More information about the 1992 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 1st May, 1997
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 22372 Elected
Conservative 13952
Liberal Democrat 4034
Referendum Party 1461

More information about the 1997 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 7th Jun, 2001
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 18049 Elected
Conservative 11401
Liberal Democrat 2926
UK Independence Party 708

More information about the 2001 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 5th May, 2005
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 16304 Elected
Conservative 10590
Liberal Democrat 6682
UK Independence Party 960

More information about the 2005 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 6th May, 2010
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 16039 Elected
Respect 12240
Liberal Democrat 11988
Conservative 7320
UK Independence Party 950
Independent 190

More information about the 2010 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 7th May, 2015
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 28147 Elected
Conservative 8329
Liberal Democrat 5459
Green 2200
UK Independence Party 2131
Respect 780

More information about the 2015 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 8th Jun, 2017
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 42143 Elected
Conservative 8199
Liberal Democrat 3137
Green 831

More information about the 2017 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 12th Dec, 2019
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 35889 Elected
Conservative 7381
Independent 4273
Liberal Democrat 3673
Brexit Party 877
Green 818

More information about the 2019 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, Birmingham Hall Green BCon through time | Political Life Statistics | Political Parties, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: https://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12744833/cube/POL_PARTY

Date accessed: 13th July 2024