Political Parties


Election of 23rd Feb, 1950
Party Votes Outcome
National Liberal and Conservative 16653 Elected
Labour 11118
Liberal 8421

More information about the 1950 General Election is available here.

Election of 25th Oct, 1951
Party Votes Outcome
National Liberal and Conservative 18828 Elected
Labour Party/Co-operative Party 11216
Liberal 5273

More information about the 1951 General Election is available here.

Election of 26th May, 1955
Party Votes Outcome
National Liberal and Conservative 17063 Elected
Labour 9728
Liberal 6020

More information about the 1955 General Election is available here.

Election of 8th Oct, 1959
Party Votes Outcome
National Liberal and Conservative 15700 Elected
Labour 8802
Liberal 8258

More information about the 1959 General Election is available here.

Election of 15th Oct, 1964
Party Votes Outcome
National Liberal and Conservative 14040 Elected
Liberal 9641
Labour 9265

More information about the 1964 General Election is available here.

Election of 31st Mar, 1966
Party Votes Outcome
National Liberal and Conservative (Conservative) 14312 Elected
Labour 10713
Liberal 9593

More information about the 1966 General Election is available here.

Election of 18th Jun, 1970
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 18581 Elected
Labour 9913
Liberal 7981

More information about the 1970 General Election is available here.

Election of 28th Feb, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 18290 Elected
Liberal 12865
Labour 9231
Independent Conservative 177

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

Election of 10th Oct, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 17198 Elected
Liberal 11330
Labour 9388

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

Election of 3rd May, 1979
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 22352 Elected
Labour 8636
Liberal 8229
Mebyon Kernow 1662
Ecology Party 427

More information about the 1979 General Election is available here.

Election of 9th Jun, 1983
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 24297 Elected
Social Democratic Party 16438
Labour 5310
Mebyon Kernow 569
Ecology Party 439
Independent 219

More information about the 1983 General Election is available here.

Election of 11th Jun, 1987
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 25174 Elected
Social Democratic Party 17619
Labour 9275

More information about the 1987 General Election is available here.

Election of 9th Apr, 1992
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 24528 Elected
Liberal Democrat 22883
Labour 9144
Liberal 577

More information about the 1992 General Election is available here.

Election of 1st May, 1997
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal Democrat 23966 Elected
Conservative 16796
Labour 8184
Referendum Party 3714
UK Independence Party 567
Liberal 425
Independent (1) 178
Independent (2) 71

More information about the 1997 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th Jun, 2001
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal Democrat 25413 Elected
Conservative 15360
Labour 6567
UK Independence Party 1926

More information about the 2001 General Election is available here.

Election of 5th May, 2005
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal Democrat 25577 Elected
Conservative 13968
Labour 6583
UK Independence Party 2551
Green 1738

More information about the 2005 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th May, 2010
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal Democrat 19619 Elected
Conservative 17900
Labour 3751
UK Independence Party 2560
Green 1308
Cornish Democrats 396
Mebyon Kernow 387

More information about the 2010 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th May, 2015
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 18491 Elected
Liberal Democrat 16022
UK Independence Party 5720
Labour 4510
Green 3051
Mebyon Kernow 518

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

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12757554/cube/POL_PARTY

Date accessed: 05th August 2020