Political Parties


Election of 23rd Feb, 1950
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 8387 Elected
Liberal 6950
Independent 425

More information about the 1950 General Election is available here.

Election of 25th Oct, 1951
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 8039 Elected
National Liberal and Conservative 6709
Liberal 916
Scottish National Party 820

More information about the 1951 General Election is available here.

Election of 26th May, 1955
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 8487 Elected
National Liberal and Conservative 6315

More information about the 1955 General Election is available here.

Election of 8th Oct, 1959
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 8663 Elected
National Liberal and Conservative 7496

More information about the 1959 General Election is available here.

Election of 15th Oct, 1964
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 8740 Elected
Liberal 4894
Conservative 2217

More information about the 1964 General Election is available here.

Election of 31st Mar, 1966
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 8565 Elected
Conservative 2832
Liberal 2638

More information about the 1966 General Election is available here.

Election of 18th Jun, 1970
Party Votes Outcome
Scottish National Party 6568 Elected
Labour 5842
Conservative 2822

More information about the 1970 General Election is available here.

Election of 28th Feb, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Scottish National Party 10079 Elected
Labour 2879
Conservative 1042
Western Isles Labour 1031

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

Election of 10th Oct, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Scottish National Party 8758 Elected
Labour 3526
Conservative 1180
Liberal 789

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

Election of 3rd May, 1979
Party Votes Outcome
Scottish National Party 7941 Elected
Labour 4878
Conservative 1600
Liberal 700

More information about the 1979 General Election is available here.

Election of 9th Jun, 1983
Party Votes Outcome
Scottish National Party 8272 Elected
Labour 4560
Conservative 1460
Liberal 876

More information about the 1983 General Election is available here.

Election of 11th Jun, 1987
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 7041 Elected
Scottish National Party 4701
Social Democratic Party 3419
Conservative 1336

More information about the 1987 General Election is available here.

Election of 9th Apr, 1992
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 7664 Elected
Scottish National Party 5961
Conservative 1362
Liberal Democrat 552
Independent 491

More information about the 1992 General Election is available here.

Election of 1st May, 1997
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 8955 Elected
Scottish National Party 5379
Conservative 1071
Liberal Democrat 495
Referendum Party 206

More information about the 1997 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th Jun, 2001
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 5924 Elected
Scottish National Party 4850
Conservative 1250
Liberal Democrat 849
Scottish Socialist Party 286

More information about the 2001 General Election is available here.

Election of 5th May, 2005
Party Votes Outcome
Scottish National Party 6213 Elected
Labour 4772
Liberal Democrat 1096
Operation Christian Vote 1048
Conservative 610
Scottish Socialist Party 97

More information about the 2005 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th May, 2010
Party Votes Outcome
Scottish National Party 6723 Elected
Labour 4838
Independent 1412
Liberal Democrat 1097
Conservative 647

More information about the 2010 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th May, 2015
Party Votes Outcome
Scottish National Party 8662 Elected
Labour 4560
Conservative 1215
Christian Party, Proclaiming Christ's Lordship 1045
Liberal Democrat 456

More information about the 2015 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, Na H Eileanan An Iar CCon through time | Political Life Statistics | Political Parties, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12748267/cube/POL_PARTY

Date accessed: 26th October 2021