Groupings of Political Parties


Election of 23rd Feb, 1950
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 33737
Labour 11205

More information about the 1950 General Election is available here.

Election of 25th Oct, 1951
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 32027
Labour 12354

More information about the 1951 General Election is available here.

Election of 26th May, 1955
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 31983
Labour 10421

More information about the 1955 General Election is available here.

Election of 8th Oct, 1959
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 31161
Labour 8620
Nationalist 3077

More information about the 1959 General Election is available here.

Election of 15th Oct, 1964
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 17970
Liberal 13331
Labour 8754
Nationalist 3444

More information about the 1964 General Election is available here.

Election of 31st Mar, 1966
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 17382
Liberal 12725
Labour 11305
Nationalist 2695

More information about the 1966 General Election is available here.

Election of 18th Jun, 1970
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 21246
Labour 12537
Liberal 8636
Nationalist 5254

More information about the 1970 General Election is available here.

Election of 28th Feb, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 21258
Liberal 15243
Labour 10141
Nationalist 4103

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

Election of 10th Oct, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 18751
Liberal 14200
Labour 9824
Nationalist 5754

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

Election of 3rd May, 1979
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 23683
Liberal 14833
Labour 9276
Nationalist 4915

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

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12737439/cube/POL_PARTY_GROUP

Date accessed: 15th November 2019