Political Parties


Election of 23rd Feb, 1950
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 25943 Elected
Conservative 21367
Liberal 1952

More information about the 1950 General Election is available here.

Election of 25th Oct, 1951
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 26678 Elected
Conservative 23252
Communist Party of Great Britain 2158

More information about the 1951 General Election is available here.

Election of 26th May, 1955
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 24216 Elected
Conservative 23086
Communist Party of Great Britain 2448

More information about the 1955 General Election is available here.

Election of 8th Oct, 1959
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 27942 Elected
Conservative 24553
Communist Party of Great Britain 2200

More information about the 1959 General Election is available here.

Election of 15th Oct, 1964
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 32949 Elected
Conservative 25137
Communist Party of Great Britain 1771

More information about the 1964 General Election is available here.

Election of 31st Mar, 1966
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 32985 Elected
Conservative 23001
Scottish National Party 5715
Communist Party of Great Britain 1548

More information about the 1966 General Election is available here.

Election of 18th Jun, 1970
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 32527 Elected
Conservative 26972
Scottish National Party 8257
Liberal 3460
Communist Party of Great Britain 1656

More information about the 1970 General Election is available here.

Election of 28th Feb, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 19092 Elected
Labour 15416
Scottish National Party 11635
Liberal 5936

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

Election of 10th Oct, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Scottish National Party 15551 Elected
Conservative 15529
Labour 15122
Liberal 3626

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

Election of 3rd May, 1979
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 23268 Elected
Conservative 20944
Scottish National Party 12654
Liberal 4600

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

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12745643/cube/POL_PARTY

Date accessed: 16th October 2021