Political Parties


Election of 23rd Feb, 1950
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 22559 Elected
Labour 18430
Liberal 4780

More information about the 1950 General Election is available here.

Election of 25th Oct, 1951
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 24679 Elected
Labour 20690

More information about the 1951 General Election is available here.

Election of 26th May, 1955
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 24532 Elected
Labour 19962

More information about the 1955 General Election is available here.

Election of 8th Oct, 1959
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 26730 Elected
Labour 18768

More information about the 1959 General Election is available here.

Election of 14th May, 1964
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 22141 Elected
Labour 19682
Liberal 3387

This was a by-election.

Election of 15th Oct, 1964
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 25206 Elected
Labour 20216
Liberal 4840

More information about the 1964 General Election is available here.

Election of 31st Mar, 1966
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 27782 Elected
Labour 23140

More information about the 1966 General Election is available here.

Election of 18th Jun, 1970
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 36688 Elected
Labour 23286

More information about the 1970 General Election is available here.

Election of 28th Feb, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 33424 Elected
Labour 20171
Liberal 16772

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

Election of 10th Oct, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 32179 Elected
Labour 21097
Liberal 10631

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

Election of 3rd May, 1979
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 41426 Elected
Labour 21167
Liberal 10386

More information about the 1979 General Election is available here.

Election of 9th Jun, 1983
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 31081 Elected
Social Democratic Party 14959
Labour 6666

More information about the 1983 General Election is available here.

Election of 11th Jun, 1987
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 33672 Elected
Social Democratic Party 12214
Labour 9841
Green 1057

More information about the 1987 General Election is available here.

Election of 9th Apr, 1992
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 33554 Elected
Labour 14767
Liberal Democrat 13814
Natural Law 550

More information about the 1992 General Election is available here.

Election of 1st May, 1997
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 21290 Elected
Labour 20922
Liberal Democrat 10102
Referendum Party 2939
Natural Law 272

More information about the 1997 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th Jun, 2001
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 21850 Elected
Labour 19347
Liberal Democrat 6998
UK Independence Party 831
Independent 651
Socialist Labour Party 580

More information about the 2001 General Election is available here.

Election of 5th May, 2005
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 24332 Elected
Labour 14402
Liberal Democrat 10423
UK Independence Party 1859
Green 1603

More information about the 2005 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th May, 2010
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 27899 Elected
Liberal Democrat 15519
Labour 9776
UK Independence Party 3003
Green 2521

More information about the 2010 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th May, 2015
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 31815 Elected
Labour 10514
UK Independence Party 8739
Green 4692
Liberal Democrat 3581

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, Bury St Edmunds CCon through time | Political Life Statistics | Political Parties, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12756987/cube/POL_PARTY

Date accessed: 26th May 2022