Political Parties


Election of 24th Nov 1885 to 18th Dec, 1885
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 4543 Elected
Conservative 3846

More information about the 1885 General Election is available here.

Election of 1st Jul 1886 to 27th Jul, 1886
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 4317 Elected
Liberal 3662

More information about the 1886 General Election is available here.

Election of 27th Nov, 1891
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 4421 Elected
Liberal 4074

This was a by-election.

Election of 4th Jul 1892 to 26th Jul, 1892
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 0 Elected

More information about the 1892 General Election is available here.

Election of 13th Jul 1895 to 7th Aug, 1895
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 0 Elected

More information about the 1895 General Election is available here.

Election of 1st Oct 1900 to 24th Oct, 1900
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 4776 Elected
Liberal 4680

More information about the 1900 General Election is available here.

Election of 16th Mar, 1904
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 5929 Elected
Conservative 5109

This was a by-election.

Election of 12th Jan 1906 to 8th Feb, 1906
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 6104 Elected
Conservative 6083

More information about the 1906 General Election is available here.

Election of 15th Jan 1910 to 10th Feb, 1910
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 6957 Elected
Conservative 6531

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

Election of 30th Jun, 1910
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 6967 Elected
Conservative 6375

This was a by-election.

Election of 3rd Dec 1910 to 19th Dec, 1910
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 6811 Elected
Conservative 6266

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

Election of 29th Apr, 1911
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 0 Elected

This was a by-election.

Election of 14th Dec, 1918
Party Votes Outcome
Coalition Liberal 11944 Elected
Labour 4321

More information about the 1918 General Election is available here.

Election of 15th Nov, 1922
Party Votes Outcome
Independent Conservative 12513 Elected
Labour 6914
National Liberal 6062

More information about the 1922 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th Dec, 1923
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 12480 Elected
Liberal 7535
Labour 5760

More information about the 1923 General Election is available here.

Election of 29th Oct, 1924
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 14479 Elected
Liberal 8828
Labour 4205

More information about the 1924 General Election is available here.

Election of 30th May, 1929
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 17810 Elected
Conservative 17533
Labour 6819

More information about the 1929 General Election is available here.

Election of 27th Oct, 1931
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 20711 Elected
National Liberal 18801
Labour 7009

More information about the 1931 General Election is available here.

Election of 14th Nov, 1935
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 25520 Elected
Liberal 11349
Labour 10822

More information about the 1935 General Election is available here.

Election of 5th Jul, 1945
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 26561 Elected
Labour 25093
Liberal 8975

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, Dorsetshire Eastern PDivCon through time | Political Life Statistics | Political Parties, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12753020/cube/POL_PARTY

Date accessed: 05th August 2020