Groupings of Political Parties


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

More information about the 1918 General Election is available here.

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

More information about the 1922 General Election is available here.

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

More information about the 1923 General Election is available here.

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

More information about the 1924 General Election is available here.

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

More information about the 1929 General Election is available here.

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

More information about the 1931 General Election is available here.

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

More information about the 1935 General Election is available here.

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

This was a by-election.

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

More information about the 1945 General Election is available here.

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

More information about the 1950 General Election is available here.

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

More information about the 1951 General Election is available here.

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

More information about the 1955 General Election is available here.

Election of 8th Oct, 1959
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 29884
Conservative 9754
Nationalist 4651

More information about the 1959 General Election is available here.

Election of 28th Mar, 1963
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 18909
Liberal 4895
Other 2462
Conservative 2272
Nationalist 1620
Left 773

This was a by-election.

Election of 15th Oct, 1964
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 30904
Conservative 7863
Nationalist 3556

More information about the 1964 General Election is available here.

Election of 31st Mar, 1966
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 30290
Conservative 6241
Nationalist 2749
Left 902

More information about the 1966 General Election is available here.

Election of 18th Jun, 1970
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 28183
Conservative 8191
Nationalist 4188
Left 563

More information about the 1970 General Election is available here.

Election of 28th Feb, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 28537
Conservative 8850
Nationalist 5135
Left 507

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

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

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

Election of 3rd May, 1979
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 31909
Conservative 10689
Nationalist 2732
Left 308

More information about the 1979 General Election is available here.

Election of 9th Jun, 1983
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 22297
Liberal 8762
Conservative 8080
Nationalist 1531
Left 294

More information about the 1983 General Election is available here.

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

More information about the 1987 General Election is available here.

Election of 9th Apr, 1992
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 31179
Conservative 7697
Liberal 4248
Nationalist 1607

More information about the 1992 General Election is available here.

Election of 1st May, 1997
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 29151
Conservative 3582
Liberal 3440
Nationalist 1308
Other 904
Left 289

More information about the 1997 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th Jun, 2001
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 19612
Nationalist 3464
Liberal 3064
Conservative 3026
Other 463
Right 443

More information about the 2001 General Election is available here.

Election of 5th May, 2005
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 17457
Liberal 6208
Conservative 3103
Nationalist 2129
Right 1444
Other 493

More information about the 2005 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th May, 2010
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 16819
Liberal 5981
Conservative 4823
Right 2554
Nationalist 2181
Other 318

More information about the 2010 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th May, 2015
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 17807
Right 5779
Conservative 5142
Nationalist 3498
Liberal 1392

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

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

Date accessed: 20th July 2019