Groupings of Political Parties


Election of 23rd Feb, 1950
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 22850
Conservative 15233

More information about the 1950 General Election is available here.

Election of 25th Oct, 1951
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 23190
Conservative 15990

More information about the 1951 General Election is available here.

Election of 26th May, 1955
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 22348
Conservative 16154

More information about the 1955 General Election is available here.

Election of 18th Jun, 1959
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 21475
Conservative 15151

This was a by-election.

Election of 8th Oct, 1959
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 22783
Conservative 16653

More information about the 1959 General Election is available here.

Election of 15th Oct, 1964
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 23267
Conservative 15440

More information about the 1964 General Election is available here.

Election of 31st Mar, 1966
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 22726
Conservative 13935

More information about the 1966 General Election is available here.

Election of 18th Jun, 1970
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 22974
Conservative 16418

More information about the 1970 General Election is available here.

Election of 28th Feb, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 23229
Conservative 15867

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

Election of 10th Oct, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 21832
Conservative 11899
Liberal 5563

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

Election of 3rd May, 1979
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 22626
Conservative 17171
Liberal 2559
Other 790

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

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12757270/cube/POL_PARTY_GROUP

Date accessed: 01st August 2021