Groupings of Political Parties


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

More information about the 1918 General Election is available here.

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

More information about the 1922 General Election is available here.

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

More information about the 1923 General Election is available here.

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

More information about the 1924 General Election is available here.

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

More information about the 1929 General Election is available here.

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

More information about the 1931 General Election is available here.

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

More information about the 1935 General Election is available here.

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

This was a by-election.

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

More information about the 1945 General Election is available here.

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

More information about the 1950 General Election is available here.

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

More information about the 1951 General Election is available here.

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

More information about the 1955 General Election is available here.

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

More information about the 1959 General Election is available here.

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

More information about the 1964 General Election is available here.

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

More information about the 1966 General Election is available here.

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

More information about the 1970 General Election is available here.

Election of 4th May, 1972
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 18384
Labour 9892
Liberal 3601

This was a by-election.


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

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

Date accessed: 25th October 2020