Political Parties


Election of 23rd Feb, 1950
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 29106 Elected
Labour 12614
Liberal 4911

More information about the 1950 General Election is available here.

Election of 25th Oct, 1951
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 32116 Elected
Labour 13971

More information about the 1951 General Election is available here.

Election of 26th May, 1955
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 30857 Elected
Labour 12735

More information about the 1955 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th Nov, 1958
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 23158 Elected
Labour 9504

This was a by-election.

Election of 8th Oct, 1959
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 30755 Elected
Labour 9546
Liberal 6913

More information about the 1959 General Election is available here.

Election of 15th Oct, 1964
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 30222 Elected
Liberal 11912
Labour 10155

More information about the 1964 General Election is available here.

Election of 31st Mar, 1966
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 31358 Elected
Labour 13784
Liberal 9714

More information about the 1966 General Election is available here.

Election of 22nd May, 1969
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 31966 Elected
Liberal 5879
Labour 5257

This was a by-election.

Election of 18th Jun, 1970
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 38120 Elected
Labour 12574
Liberal 10205

More information about the 1970 General Election is available here.

Election of 28th Feb, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 29127 Elected
Liberal 17714
Labour 7854

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

Election of 10th Oct, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 26942 Elected
Liberal 15601
Labour 8767

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

Election of 3rd May, 1979
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 34696 Elected
Liberal 10920
Labour 8569
United Country 863
Ecology Party 656

More information about the 1979 General Election is available here.

Election of 9th Jun, 1983
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 35482 Elected
Social Democratic Party 15365
Labour 3995
Ecology Party 838

More information about the 1983 General Election is available here.

Election of 11th Jun, 1987
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 37274 Elected
Liberal 17097
Labour 4751
Green 1196

More information about the 1987 General Election is available here.

Election of 9th Apr, 1992
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 37906 Elected
Liberal Democrat 17019
Labour 7192
Green 876
Liberal 643
Natural Law 238

More information about the 1992 General Election is available here.

Election of 1st May, 1997
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 25895 Elected
Liberal Democrat 16161
Labour 9605
Referendum Party 3318
UK Independence Party 800

More information about the 1997 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th Jun, 2001
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 23320 Elected
Liberal Democrat 11965
Labour 10627
UK Independence Party 2380
Green 1292

More information about the 2001 General Election is available here.

Election of 5th May, 2005
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 25302 Elected
Liberal Democrat 14442
Labour 9632
UK Independence Party 3025

More information about the 2005 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th May, 2010
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 31427 Elected
Liberal Democrat 15550
Labour 5937
UK Independence Party 3873

More information about the 2010 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th May, 2015
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 32953 Elected
UK Independence Party 8540
Labour 6933
Liberal Democrat 4865
Green 3742
Patria 106

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, Chichester CCon through time | Political Life Statistics | Political Parties, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12757335/cube/POL_PARTY

Date accessed: 26th October 2021