Political Parties


Election of 10th Dec 1832 to 8th Jan, 1833
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 0 Elected

More information about the 1833 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th Jan 1835 to 6th Feb, 1835
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 0 Elected

More information about the 1835 General Election is available here.

Election of 24th Jul 1837 to 18th Aug, 1837
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 0 Elected

More information about the 1837 General Election is available here.

Election of 29th Jun 1841 to 22nd Jul, 1841
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 0 Elected

More information about the 1841 General Election is available here.

Election of 29th Jul 1847 to 26th Aug, 1847
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 0 Elected

More information about the 1847 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th Jul 1852 to 31st Jul, 1852
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 0 Elected

More information about the 1852 General Election is available here.

Election of 12th Nov, 1853
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 0 Elected

This was a by-election.

Election of 12th Feb, 1857
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 0 Elected

This was a by-election.

Election of 27th Mar 1857 to 24th Apr, 1857
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 0 Elected

More information about the 1857 General Election is available here.

Election of 28th Apr 1859 to 18th May, 1859
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 0 Elected

More information about the 1859 General Election is available here.

Election of 11th Jul 1865 to 24th Jul, 1865
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 0 Elected

More information about the 1865 General Election is available here.

Election of 17th Nov 1868 to 7th Dec, 1868
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 1100 Elected
Conservative 1056

More information about the 1868 General Election is available here.

Election of 31st Mar, 1869
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 1117 Elected
Liberal 1081

This was a by-election.

Election of 31st Jan 1874 to 17th Feb, 1874
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 1453 Elected
Liberal 1315

More information about the 1874 General Election is available here.

Election of 31st Mar 1880 to 27th Apr, 1880
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 1577 Elected
Conservative 1505

More information about the 1880 General Election is available here.

Election of 24th Nov 1885 to 18th Dec, 1885
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 4857 Elected
Conservative 3566

More information about the 1885 General Election is available here.

Election of 1st Jul 1886 to 27th Jul, 1886
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal Unionist 4106 Elected
Liberal 3252

More information about the 1886 General Election is available here.

Election of 4th Jul 1892 to 26th Jul, 1892
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal Unionist 4123 Elected
Liberal 3849

More information about the 1892 General Election is available here.

Election of 13th Jul 1895 to 7th Aug, 1895
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 3965 Elected
Liberal Unionist 3952

More information about the 1895 General Election is available here.

Election of 1st Oct 1900 to 24th Oct, 1900
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal Unionist 4124 Elected
Liberal 3675

More information about the 1900 General Election is available here.

Election of 12th Jan 1906 to 8th Feb, 1906
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 4814 Elected
Conservative 3431

More information about the 1906 General Election is available here.

Election of 15th Jan 1910 to 10th Feb, 1910
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 4666 Elected
Conservative 4091

More information about the 1910 Feb General Election is available here.

Election of 3rd Dec 1910 to 19th Dec, 1910
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 4708 Elected
Conservative 4146

More information about the 1910 Dec General Election is available here.

Election of 14th Dec, 1918
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 13345 Elected
Liberal 7562

More information about the 1918 General Election is available here.

Election of 15th Nov, 1922
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 13296 Elected
Conservative 11055

More information about the 1922 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th Dec, 1923
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 13107 Elected
Conservative 11380

More information about the 1923 General Election is available here.

Election of 29th Oct, 1924
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 12718 Elected
Liberal 8472
Labour 6342

More information about the 1924 General Election is available here.

Election of 30th May, 1929
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 16174 Elected
Conservative 12984
Labour 6687

More information about the 1929 General Election is available here.

Election of 27th Oct, 1931
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 26873 Elected
Labour 7693

More information about the 1931 General Election is available here.

Election of 12th Sep, 1935
Party Votes Outcome
National Liberal 16271 Elected
Labour Party/Co-operative Party 10697

This was a by-election.

Election of 14th Nov, 1935
Party Votes Outcome
National Liberal 22053 Elected
Labour 11685

More information about the 1935 General Election is available here.

Election of 5th Jul, 1945
Party Votes Outcome
National Liberal 16465 Elected
Labour 12388
Liberal 5850

More information about the 1945 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, Dumfriesshire PCon through time | Political Life Statistics | Political Parties, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12735972/cube/POL_PARTY

Date accessed: 22nd July 2018