Groupings of Political Parties


Election of 24th Nov 1885 to 18th Dec, 1885
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 4983
Conservative 4620

More information about the 1885 General Election is available here.

Election of 1st Jul 1886 to 27th Jul, 1886
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 4586
Liberal 4317

More information about the 1886 General Election is available here.

Election of 4th Jul 1892 to 26th Jul, 1892
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 4570
Liberal 4487

More information about the 1892 General Election is available here.

Election of 13th Jul 1895 to 7th Aug, 1895
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 4802
Liberal 4369

More information about the 1895 General Election is available here.

Election of 1st Oct 1900 to 24th Oct, 1900
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 5298
Liberal 3914

More information about the 1900 General Election is available here.

Election of 12th Jan 1906 to 8th Feb, 1906
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 6314
Conservative 5514

More information about the 1906 General Election is available here.

Election of 15th Jan 1910 to 10th Feb, 1910
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 6434
Liberal 6052

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

Election of 3rd Dec 1910 to 19th Dec, 1910
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 6151
Liberal 5766

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

Election of 14th Dec, 1918
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 10881
Labour 3738

More information about the 1918 General Election is available here.

Election of 15th Nov, 1922
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 15158
Labour 4706

More information about the 1922 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th Dec, 1923
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 10724
Labour 5176
Liberal 4966

More information about the 1923 General Election is available here.

Election of 29th Oct, 1924
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 13725
Labour 8897

More information about the 1924 General Election is available here.

Election of 30th May, 1929
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 14800
Conservative 14252
Liberal 5445

More information about the 1929 General Election is available here.

Election of 27th Oct, 1931
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 33435

More information about the 1931 General Election is available here.

Election of 14th Nov, 1935
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 26522
Liberal 3260

More information about the 1935 General Election is available here.

Election of 5th Jul, 1945
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 15316
Liberal 15038

More information about the 1945 General Election is available here.

Election of 23rd Feb, 1950
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 18806
Conservative 17165
Liberal 3182

More information about the 1950 General Election is available here.

Election of 25th Oct, 1951
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 19844
Conservative 19362

More information about the 1951 General Election is available here.

Election of 26th May, 1955
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 29145
Labour 22092

More information about the 1955 General Election is available here.

Election of 8th Oct, 1959
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 29607
Labour 22235

More information about the 1959 General Election is available here.

Election of 15th Oct, 1964
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 23594
Labour 21046
Liberal 6690

More information about the 1964 General Election is available here.

Election of 31st Mar, 1966
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 24580
Conservative 24264

More information about the 1966 General Election is available here.

Election of 18th Jun, 1970
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 26762
Labour 23031

More information about the 1970 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, Nottingham South PBDivCon/BCon through time | Political Life Statistics | Groupings of Political Parties, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12753032/cube/POL_PARTY_GROUP

Date accessed: 28th June 2022