Groupings of Political Parties


Election of 23rd Feb, 1950
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 21718
Labour 8304

More information about the 1950 General Election is available here.

Election of 25th Oct, 1951
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 18515
Labour 10356

More information about the 1951 General Election is available here.

Election of 26th May, 1955
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 18516
Labour 8323

More information about the 1955 General Election is available here.

Election of 8th Oct, 1959
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 17536
Labour 8486

More information about the 1959 General Election is available here.

Election of 15th Oct, 1964
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 13401
Liberal 9268
Labour 4513

More information about the 1964 General Election is available here.

Election of 31st Mar, 1966
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 13286
Liberal 7756
Labour 5318

More information about the 1966 General Election is available here.

Election of 18th Jun, 1970
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 14687
Labour 5092
Nationalist 4677
Liberal 3212

More information about the 1970 General Election is available here.

Election of 28th Feb, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 14288
Nationalist 6837
Liberal 4412
Labour 3745

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

Election of 10th Oct, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 11835
Nationalist 9284
Labour 3344
Liberal 2700

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

Election of 3rd May, 1979
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 18302
Nationalist 7387
Labour 6132

More information about the 1979 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, North Angus and Mearns CCon through time | Political Life Statistics | Groupings of Political Parties, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12748863/cube/POL_PARTY_GROUP

Date accessed: 26th October 2021