Political Parties


Election of 14th Dec, 1918
Party Votes Outcome
Coalition Liberal 11734 Elected
Labour 10566

More information about the 1918 General Election is available here.

Election of 15th Nov, 1922
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 16397 Elected
National Liberal 9107

More information about the 1922 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th Dec, 1923
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 13472 Elected
Conservative 8520

More information about the 1923 General Election is available here.

Election of 29th Oct, 1924
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 14562 Elected
Conservative 10027

More information about the 1924 General Election is available here.

Election of 30th May, 1929
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 19193 Elected
Conservative 11225

More information about the 1929 General Election is available here.

Election of 27th Oct, 1931
Party Votes Outcome
Independent Labour 16335 Elected
Conservative 15338

More information about the 1931 General Election is available here.

Election of 14th Nov, 1935
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 20409 Elected
Conservative 10909

More information about the 1935 General Election is available here.

Election of 5th Jul, 1945
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 16262 Elected
Conservative 8676

More information about the 1945 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, Dumbarton DistBCon through time | Political Life Statistics | Political Parties, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12750286/cube/POL_PARTY

Date accessed: 29th February 2020