Political Parties


Election of 23rd Feb, 1950
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 47934 Elected
National Liberal and Conservative 10254

More information about the 1950 General Election is available here.

Election of 25th Oct, 1951
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 47402 Elected
Conservative 9911

More information about the 1951 General Election is available here.

Election of 26th May, 1955
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 42603 Elected
Conservative 8561

More information about the 1955 General Election is available here.

Election of 8th Oct, 1959
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 45153 Elected
Conservative 9788

More information about the 1959 General Election is available here.

Election of 15th Oct, 1964
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 42528 Elected
Conservative 8668

More information about the 1964 General Election is available here.

Election of 31st Mar, 1966
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 41887 Elected
Conservative 7165

More information about the 1966 General Election is available here.

Election of 18th Jun, 1970
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 40013 Elected
Conservative 9534

More information about the 1970 General Election is available here.

Election of 28th Feb, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 44093 Elected
Conservative 9152

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

Election of 10th Oct, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 37467 Elected
Conservative 5895
Liberal 5607

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

Election of 3rd May, 1979
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 36509 Elected
Conservative 10466
Liberal 5474

More information about the 1979 General Election is available here.

Election of 9th Jun, 1983
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 22081 Elected
Liberal 7891
Conservative 7291

More information about the 1983 General Election is available here.

Election of 11th Jun, 1987
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 27859 Elected
Conservative 7159
Liberal 6568

More information about the 1987 General Election is available here.

Election of 4th Jul, 1991
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 15895 Elected
Liberal Democrat 4808
Conservative 2512
Independent Labour 648
Independent 108

This was a by-election.

Election of 9th Apr, 1992
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 29942 Elected
Conservative 7867
Liberal Democrat 4459

More information about the 1992 General Election is available here.

Election of 1st Feb, 1996
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 15817 Elected
Conservative 1942
Liberal Democrat 1516
Socialist Labour Party 1193
Monster Raving Loony Party 652
UK Independence Party 455
Green 157
Independent 122
National Democrat 111
Natural Law 59

This was a by-election.

Election of 1st May, 1997
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 32088 Elected
Conservative 8096
Liberal Democrat 4033
Referendum Party 1260

More information about the 1997 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th Jun, 2001
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 23036 Elected
Conservative 7400
Liberal Democrat 3990
Socialist Labour Party 801

More information about the 2001 General Election is available here.

Election of 5th May, 2005
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 21630 Elected
Conservative 8149
Liberal Democrat 5766
Veritas 1247

More information about the 2005 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th May, 2010
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 20506 Elected
Conservative 10662
Liberal Democrat 5667
Independent 3946
British National Party 3059

More information about the 2010 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th May, 2015
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 21772 Elected
Conservative 9694
UK Independence Party 8565
Liberal Democrat 1357
Yorkshire First 1018

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

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12742265/cube/POL_PARTY

Date accessed: 20th January 2020