Groupings of Political Parties


Election of 23rd Feb, 1950
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 25074
Labour 11118

More information about the 1950 General Election is available here.

Election of 25th Oct, 1951
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 24101
Labour 11216

More information about the 1951 General Election is available here.

Election of 26th May, 1955
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 23083
Labour 9728

More information about the 1955 General Election is available here.

Election of 8th Oct, 1959
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 23958
Labour 8802

More information about the 1959 General Election is available here.

Election of 15th Oct, 1964
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 23681
Labour 9265

More information about the 1964 General Election is available here.

Election of 31st Mar, 1966
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 23905
Labour 10713

More information about the 1966 General Election is available here.

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

More information about the 1970 General Election is available here.

Election of 28th Feb, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 18467
Liberal 12865
Labour 9231

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

Election of 10th Oct, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 17198
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
Labour 8636
Liberal 8229
Nationalist 1662
Other 427

More information about the 1979 General Election is available here.

Election of 9th Jun, 1983
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 24297
Left 16438
Labour 5310
Other 658
Nationalist 569

More information about the 1983 General Election is available here.

Election of 11th Jun, 1987
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 25174
Left 17619
Labour 9275

More information about the 1987 General Election is available here.

Election of 9th Apr, 1992
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 24528
Liberal 23460
Labour 9144

More information about the 1992 General Election is available here.

Election of 1st May, 1997
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 24391
Conservative 16796
Labour 8184
Other 3963
Right 567

More information about the 1997 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th Jun, 2001
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 25413
Conservative 15360
Labour 6567
Right 1926

More information about the 2001 General Election is available here.

Election of 5th May, 2005
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 25577
Conservative 13968
Labour 6583
Right 2551
Other 1738

More information about the 2005 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th May, 2010
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 19619
Conservative 17900
Labour 3751
Right 2560
Other 1704
Nationalist 387

More information about the 2010 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th May, 2015
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 18491
Liberal 16022
Right 5720
Labour 4510
Other 3051
Nationalist 518

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

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

Date accessed: 05th August 2020