Groupings of Political Parties


Election of 23rd Feb, 1950
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 22815
Labour 22671
Liberal 4180

More information about the 1950 General Election is available here.

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

More information about the 1951 General Election is available here.

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

More information about the 1955 General Election is available here.

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

More information about the 1959 General Election is available here.

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

More information about the 1964 General Election is available here.

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

More information about the 1966 General Election is available here.

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

More information about the 1970 General Election is available here.

Election of 28th Feb, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 20353
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
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
Labour 22632
Liberal 5685
Right 672
Left 106

More information about the 1979 General Election is available here.

Election of 9th Jun, 1983
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 27270
Labour 16831
Left 13297
Other 511

More information about the 1983 General Election is available here.

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

More information about the 1987 General Election is available here.

Election of 9th Apr, 1992
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 31827
Labour 26451
Liberal 7036
Right 311
Other 215

More information about the 1992 General Election is available here.

Election of 1st May, 1997
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 24365
Conservative 17042
Liberal 5170
Other 1258
Right 317
Left 275

More information about the 1997 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th Jun, 2001
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 17975
Conservative 15121
Liberal 5761
Right 955

More information about the 2001 General Election is available here.

Election of 5th May, 2005
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 17364
Labour 14624
Liberal 6876
Right 2173
Other 167

More information about the 2005 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th May, 2010
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 18133
Labour 13272
Liberal 8816
Right 3007
Other 1699

More information about the 2010 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th May, 2015
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 18684
Labour 16759
Right 7485
Liberal 2413
Other 1734

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

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

Date accessed: 04th December 2021