Political Parties


Election of 14th Dec, 1918
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 13596 Elected
Labour 2502
Liberal 2325

More information about the 1918 General Election is available here.

Election of 15th Nov, 1922
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 15136 Elected
Independent 7563

More information about the 1922 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th Dec, 1923
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 12968 Elected
Liberal 8095

More information about the 1923 General Election is available here.

Election of 29th Oct, 1924
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 19933 Elected
Labour 5640
Liberal 2850

More information about the 1924 General Election is available here.

Election of 30th May, 1929
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 20911 Elected
Labour 8903
Liberal 8796

More information about the 1929 General Election is available here.

Election of 27th Oct, 1931
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 35925 Elected
Labour 7613

More information about the 1931 General Election is available here.

Election of 14th Nov, 1935
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 32953 Elected
Labour 10014
Liberal 5832

More information about the 1935 General Election is available here.

Election of 1st Jul, 1937
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 19887 Elected
Labour 9972

This was a by-election.

Election of 5th Jul, 1945
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 37085 Elected
Labour 28516

More information about the 1945 General Election is available here.

Election of 23rd Feb, 1950
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 36886 Elected
Labour 21229
Liberal 4429

More information about the 1950 General Election is available here.

Election of 25th Oct, 1951
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 38516 Elected
Labour 22117

More information about the 1951 General Election is available here.

Election of 26th May, 1955
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 31069 Elected
Labour 16104

More information about the 1955 General Election is available here.

Election of 8th Oct, 1959
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 31649 Elected
Labour 15408

More information about the 1959 General Election is available here.

Election of 15th Oct, 1964
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 23973 Elected
Labour 13611
Liberal 7827

More information about the 1964 General Election is available here.

Election of 31st Mar, 1966
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 22781 Elected
Labour 14915
Liberal 6722

More information about the 1966 General Election is available here.

Election of 18th Jun, 1970
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 23426 Elected
Labour 13090
Liberal 4822

More information about the 1970 General Election is available here.

Election of 4th May, 1972
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 16679 Elected
Labour 9892
Liberal 3601
Independent Conservative 1705

This was a by-election.


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, Kingston upon Thames PBCon/BCon through time | Political Life Statistics | Political Parties, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12752775/cube/POL_PARTY

Date accessed: 22nd October 2020