Political Parties


Election of 14th Dec, 1918
Party Votes Outcome
Coalition Liberal 11071 Elected
Labour 6341

More information about the 1918 General Election is available here.

Election of 15th Nov, 1922
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 11333 Elected
National Liberal 10926

More information about the 1922 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th Dec, 1923
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 12735 Elected
Liberal 9463

More information about the 1923 General Election is available here.

Election of 29th Oct, 1924
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 12274 Elected
Liberal 10186

More information about the 1924 General Election is available here.

Election of 30th May, 1929
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 16665 Elected
Liberal 9825
Conservative 3003

More information about the 1929 General Election is available here.

Election of 27th Oct, 1931
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 17126 Elected
Liberal 13177

More information about the 1931 General Election is available here.

Election of 14th Nov, 1935
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 0 Elected

More information about the 1935 General Election is available here.

Election of 5th Feb, 1940
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 0 Elected

This was a by-election.

Election of 5th Jul, 1945
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 19127 Elected
National Liberal 6102

More information about the 1945 General Election is available here.

Election of 23rd Feb, 1950
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 32680 Elected
Conservative 10712

More information about the 1950 General Election is available here.

Election of 25th Oct, 1951
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 32790 Elected
Conservative 11768

More information about the 1951 General Election is available here.

Election of 26th May, 1955
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 28198 Elected
Conservative 10726

More information about the 1955 General Election is available here.

Election of 8th Oct, 1959
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 29884 Elected
Conservative 9754
Plaid Cymru 4651

More information about the 1959 General Election is available here.

Election of 28th Mar, 1963
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 18909 Elected
Liberal 4895
People's Party 2462
Conservative 2272
Plaid Cymru 1620
Communist Party of Great Britain 773

This was a by-election.

Election of 15th Oct, 1964
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 30904 Elected
Conservative 7863
Plaid Cymru 3556

More information about the 1964 General Election is available here.

Election of 31st Mar, 1966
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 30290 Elected
Conservative 6241
Plaid Cymru 2749
Communist Party of Great Britain 902

More information about the 1966 General Election is available here.

Election of 18th Jun, 1970
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 28183 Elected
Conservative 8191
Plaid Cymru 4188
Communist Party of Great Britain 563

More information about the 1970 General Election is available here.

Election of 28th Feb, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 28537 Elected
Conservative 8850
Plaid Cymru 5135
Communist Party 507

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

Election of 10th Oct, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 26735 Elected
Conservative 6014
Liberal 5173
Plaid Cymru 3978

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

Election of 3rd May, 1979
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 31909 Elected
Conservative 10689
Plaid Cymru 2732
Communist Party 308

More information about the 1979 General Election is available here.

Election of 9th Jun, 1983
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 22297 Elected
Liberal 8762
Conservative 8080
Plaid Cymru 1531
Communist Party of Great Britain 294

More information about the 1983 General Election is available here.

Election of 11th Jun, 1987
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 27478 Elected
Conservative 8140
Liberal 6380
Plaid Cymru 1145

More information about the 1987 General Election is available here.

Election of 9th Apr, 1992
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 31179 Elected
Conservative 7697
Liberal Democrat 4248
Plaid Cymru 1607

More information about the 1992 General Election is available here.

Election of 1st May, 1997
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 29151 Elected
Conservative 3582
Liberal Democrat 3440
Plaid Cymru 1308
Referendum Party 904
Socialist Party of Great Britain 289

More information about the 1997 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th Jun, 2001
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 19612 Elected
Plaid Cymru 3464
Liberal Democrat 3064
Conservative 3026
Green 463
UK Independence Party 443

More information about the 2001 General Election is available here.

Election of 5th May, 2005
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 17457 Elected
Liberal Democrat 6208
Conservative 3103
Plaid Cymru 2129
British National Party 770
UK Independence Party 674
Green 493

More information about the 2005 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th May, 2010
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 16819 Elected
Liberal Democrat 5981
Conservative 4823
Plaid Cymru 2181
British National Party 1715
UK Independence Party 839
Green 318

More information about the 2010 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th May, 2015
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 17807 Elected
UK Independence Party 5779
Conservative 5142
Plaid Cymru 3498
Liberal Democrat 1392

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, Swansea East PBDivCon/BCon through time | Political Life Statistics | Political Parties, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12741819/cube/POL_PARTY

Date accessed: 16th July 2019