Groupings of Political Parties


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

More information about the 1950 General Election is available here.

Election of 25th Oct, 1951
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 8039
Liberal 7625
Nationalist 820

More information about the 1951 General Election is available here.

Election of 26th May, 1955
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 8487
Liberal 6315

More information about the 1955 General Election is available here.

Election of 8th Oct, 1959
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 8663
Liberal 7496

More information about the 1959 General Election is available here.

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

More information about the 1964 General Election is available here.

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

More information about the 1966 General Election is available here.

Election of 18th Jun, 1970
Party Votes Outcome
Nationalist 6568
Labour 5842
Conservative 2822

More information about the 1970 General Election is available here.

Election of 28th Feb, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Nationalist 10079
Labour 3910
Conservative 1042

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

Election of 10th Oct, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Nationalist 8758
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
Nationalist 7941
Labour 4878
Conservative 1600
Liberal 700

More information about the 1979 General Election is available here.

Election of 9th Jun, 1983
Party Votes Outcome
Nationalist 8272
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
Nationalist 4701
Left 3419
Conservative 1336

More information about the 1987 General Election is available here.

Election of 9th Apr, 1992
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 7664
Nationalist 5961
Conservative 1362
Liberal 552
Other 491

More information about the 1992 General Election is available here.

Election of 1st May, 1997
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 8955
Nationalist 5379
Conservative 1071
Liberal 495
Other 206

More information about the 1997 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th Jun, 2001
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 5924
Nationalist 4850
Conservative 1250
Liberal 849
Left 286

More information about the 2001 General Election is available here.

Election of 5th May, 2005
Party Votes Outcome
Nationalist 6213
Labour 4772
Liberal 1096
Other 1048
Conservative 610
Left 97

More information about the 2005 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th May, 2010
Party Votes Outcome
Nationalist 6723
Labour 4838
Other 1412
Liberal 1097
Conservative 647

More information about the 2010 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th May, 2015
Party Votes Outcome
Nationalist 8662
Labour 4560
Conservative 1215
Other 1045
Liberal 456

More information about the 2015 General Election is available here.


The election result data we hold includes over two 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 yo...


ur 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 for the Isle of Wight.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Na H Eileanan An Iar CCon through time | Political Life Statistics | Groupings of Political Parties, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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

Date accessed: 26th October 2021