Political Parties


Election of 23rd Feb, 1950
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 27201 Elected
Labour 15472
Liberal 6813

More information about the 1950 General Election is available here.

Election of 25th Oct, 1951
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 29845 Elected
Labour 15770
Liberal 5182

More information about the 1951 General Election is available here.

Election of 26th May, 1955
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 24826 Elected
Labour 10736

More information about the 1955 General Election is available here.

Election of 8th Oct, 1959
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 23687 Elected
Labour 8278
Liberal 6912

More information about the 1959 General Election is available here.

Election of 16th Nov, 1960
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 15613 Elected
Liberal 8310
Labour 4777

This was a by-election.

Election of 15th Oct, 1964
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 23603 Elected
Liberal 11338
Labour 8477
Independent Loyalist 292

More information about the 1964 General Election is available here.

Election of 31st Mar, 1966
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 23933 Elected
Liberal 10931
Labour 10874

More information about the 1966 General Election is available here.

Election of 18th Jun, 1970
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 30414 Elected
Labour 10307
Liberal 7783
Independent 1766

More information about the 1970 General Election is available here.

Election of 28th Feb, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 30732 Elected
Liberal 21152
Labour 7703
Independent 101

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

Election of 10th Oct, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 28689 Elected
Liberal 19702
Labour 8301
United Democratic Party 117

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

Election of 3rd May, 1979
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 39200 Elected
Liberal 16825
Labour 8082

More information about the 1979 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, Petersfield CCon through time | Political Life Statistics | Political Parties, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12756628/cube/POL_PARTY

Date accessed: 29th June 2022