Political Parties


Election of 23rd Feb, 1950
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 22815 Elected
Labour Party/Co-operative Party 22671
Liberal 4180

More information about the 1950 General Election is available here.

Election of 25th Oct, 1951
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 24536 Elected
Labour 24163
Liberal 2367

More information about the 1951 General Election is available here.

Election of 26th May, 1955
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 26319 Elected
Labour 23081

More information about the 1955 General Election is available here.

Election of 8th Oct, 1959
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 27414 Elected
Labour 22830

More information about the 1959 General Election is available here.

Election of 15th Oct, 1964
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 24045 Elected
Labour 21428
Liberal 6181

More information about the 1964 General Election is available here.

Election of 31st Mar, 1966
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 23944 Elected
Labour 23941
Liberal 4093

More information about the 1966 General Election is available here.

Election of 18th Jun, 1970
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 30227 Elected
Labour 25662

More information about the 1970 General Election is available here.

Election of 28th Feb, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 20353 Elected
Labour 20331
Liberal 10772

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

Election of 10th Oct, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 21820 Elected
Conservative 19972
Liberal 7302

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

Election of 3rd May, 1979
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 27734 Elected
Labour 22632
Liberal 5685
National Front 672
WRP 106

More information about the 1979 General Election is available here.

Election of 9th Jun, 1983
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 27270 Elected
Labour 16831
Social Democratic Party 13142
Ecology Party 511
Workers' Party 155

More information about the 1983 General Election is available here.

Election of 11th Jun, 1987
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 30624 Elected
Labour 20840
Liberal 9984
Green 506

More information about the 1987 General Election is available here.

Election of 9th Apr, 1992
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 31827 Elected
Labour 26451
Liberal Democrat 5208
Liberal 1557
British National Party 311
Independent Liberal Democrat 271
Natural Law 215

More information about the 1992 General Election is available here.

Election of 1st May, 1997
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 24365 Elected
Conservative 17042
Liberal Democrat 5170
Referendum Party 924
Natural Law 334
UK Independence Party 317
People's Labour Party 275

More information about the 1997 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th Jun, 2001
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 17975 Elected
Conservative 15121
Liberal Democrat 5761
UK Independence Party 955

More information about the 2001 General Election is available here.

Election of 5th May, 2005
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 17364 Elected
Labour 14624
Liberal Democrat 6876
UK Independence Party 1242
National Front 931
Motorcycle News 167

More information about the 2005 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th May, 2010
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 18133 Elected
Labour 13272
Liberal Democrat 8816
UK Independence Party 3007
English Democrats 770
Green 523
Independent 406

More information about the 2010 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th May, 2015
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 18684 Elected
Labour 16759
UK Independence Party 7485
Liberal Democrat 1774
Green 1218
Liberal 639
Independent 516

More information about the 2015 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, Peterborough BCon/CCon through time | Political Life Statistics | Political Parties, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12756811/cube/POL_PARTY

Date accessed: 04th December 2021