Political Parties


Election of 24th Nov 1885 to 18th Dec, 1885
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 5846 Elected
Conservative 4779

More information about the 1885 General Election is available here.

Election of 1st Jul 1886 to 27th Jul, 1886
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 5780 Elected
Liberal 4423

More information about the 1886 General Election is available here.

Election of 4th Jul 1892 to 26th Jul, 1892
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 6121 Elected
Liberal 5245

More information about the 1892 General Election is available here.

Election of 13th Jul 1895 to 7th Aug, 1895
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 5621 Elected
Liberal 3792

More information about the 1895 General Election is available here.

Election of 1st Oct 1900 to 24th Oct, 1900
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 0 Elected

More information about the 1900 General Election is available here.

Election of 12th Jan 1906 to 8th Feb, 1906
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 6720 Elected
Conservative 6289

More information about the 1906 General Election is available here.

Election of 2nd Mar, 1909
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 7298 Elected
Liberal 5185

This was a by-election.

Election of 15th Jan 1910 to 10th Feb, 1910
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 6713 Elected
Liberal 6058

More information about the 1910 Feb General Election is available here.

Election of 3rd Dec 1910 to 19th Dec, 1910
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 6888 Elected
Liberal 5907

More information about the 1910 Dec General Election is available here.

Election of 16th Jul, 1915
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 5341 Elected
Independent Conservative 266

This was a by-election.

Election of 14th Dec, 1918
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 17653 Elected
Independent Labour 4736

More information about the 1918 General Election is available here.

Election of 15th Nov, 1922
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 15437 Elected
Labour 12923
Liberal 2518

More information about the 1922 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th Dec, 1923
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 13392 Elected
Labour 12976
Liberal 2870

More information about the 1923 General Election is available here.

Election of 29th Oct, 1924
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 18258 Elected
Labour 12617

More information about the 1924 General Election is available here.

Election of 30th May, 1929
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 18336 Elected
Labour 17663

More information about the 1929 General Election is available here.

Election of 27th Oct, 1931
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 21547 Elected
Labour 11456

More information about the 1931 General Election is available here.

Election of 14th Nov, 1935
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 16707 Elected
Labour 13186

More information about the 1935 General Election is available here.

Election of 5th Jul, 1945
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 9365 Elected
Labour 7849
Communist Party of Great Britain 2709
Liberal 1072
Independent Socialist 300

More information about the 1945 General Election is available here.

Election of 23rd Feb, 1950
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 14861 Elected
Conservative 11857
Independent Socialist 485

More information about the 1950 General Election is available here.

Election of 25th Oct, 1951
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 15757 Elected
Conservative 10875
Independent Socialist 411

More information about the 1951 General Election is available here.

Election of 26th May, 1955
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 16674 Elected
Conservative 10307

More information about the 1955 General Election is available here.

Election of 8th Oct, 1959
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 15918 Elected
Conservative 8712

More information about the 1959 General Election is available here.

Election of 15th Oct, 1964
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 13343 Elected
Conservative 5679

More information about the 1964 General Election is available here.

Election of 31st Mar, 1966
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 11673 Elected
Conservative 3924

More information about the 1966 General Election is available here.

Election of 18th Jun, 1970
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 7936 Elected
Conservative 2394
Scottish National Party 1688

More information about the 1970 General Election is available here.

Election of 28th Feb, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 9400 Elected
Conservative 3435
Scottish National Party 2211
Liberal 982

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

Election of 10th Oct, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 9231 Elected
Scottish National Party 2790
Conservative 1880
Liberal 605

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

Election of 3rd May, 1979
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 8542 Elected
Conservative 1937
Scottish National Party 1308

More information about the 1979 General Election is available here.

Election of 26th Jun, 1980
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 4902 Elected
Scottish National Party 2122
Conservative 707
National Front 148
Scottish Young Liberal 134
Ecology Party 45
Social Democratic Party (1979) 10

This was a by-election.

Election of 9th Jun, 1983
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 17066 Elected
Conservative 6104
Liberal 5366
Scottish National Party 3300
Communist Party of Great Britain 347

More information about the 1983 General Election is available here.

Election of 11th Jun, 1987
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 21619 Elected
Conservative 4366
Liberal 3528
Scottish National Party 3339
Green 290
Communist Party of Great Britain 265
Red Front 126

More information about the 1987 General Election is available here.

Election of 15th Jun, 1989
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 14480 Elected
Scottish National Party 8018
Conservative 2028
Green 1019
Liberal Democrat 411
Social Democratic Party (1988) 253
Revolutionary Communist Party 141
Scottish Socialist Party (1987) 137
Workers' Revolutionary Party 48

This was a by-election.

Election of 9th Apr, 1992
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 17341 Elected
Scottish National Party 6322
Conservative 4208
Liberal Democrat 1921
Green 435
Communist Party of Great Britain 106

More information about the 1992 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, Glasgow Central PBDivCon/BCon through time | Political Life Statistics | Political Parties, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12752787/cube/POL_PARTY

Date accessed: 18th October 2021