Groupings of Political Parties


Election of 24th Nov 1885 to 18th Dec, 1885
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 4543
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
Liberal 3662

More information about the 1886 General Election is available here.

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

This was a by-election.

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

More information about the 1892 General Election is available here.

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

More information about the 1895 General Election is available here.

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

More information about the 1900 General Election is available here.

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

This was a by-election.

Election of 12th Jan 1906 to 8th Feb, 1906
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 6104
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
Conservative 6531

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

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

This was a by-election.

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

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

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

This was a by-election.

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

More information about the 1918 General Election is available here.

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

More information about the 1922 General Election is available here.

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

More information about the 1923 General Election is available here.

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

More information about the 1924 General Election is available here.

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

More information about the 1929 General Election is available here.

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

More information about the 1931 General Election is available here.

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

More information about the 1935 General Election is available here.

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

More information about the 1945 General Election is available here.


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

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

Date accessed: 05th August 2020