Groupings of Political Parties


Election of 17th Nov 1868 to 7th Dec, 1868
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 15405
Liberal 14354

More information about the 1868 General Election is available here.

Election of 31st Jan 1874 to 17th Feb, 1874
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 0

More information about the 1874 General Election is available here.

Election of 19th Mar, 1874
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 0

This was a by-election.

Election of 6th Nov, 1875
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 0

This was a by-election.

Election of 31st Mar 1880 to 27th Apr, 1880
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 22325
Liberal 18873

More information about the 1880 General Election is available here.

Election of 1st Jul, 1885
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 0

This was a by-election.


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, South Lancashire South West Lancashire PDivCon through time | Political Life Statistics | Groupings of Political Parties, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12744468/cube/POL_PARTY_GROUP

Date accessed: 16th October 2019