Groupings of Political Parties


Election of 23rd Feb, 1950
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 28548
Labour 15476
Liberal 9216

More information about the 1950 General Election is available here.

Election of 25th Oct, 1951
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 33269
Labour 17532

More information about the 1951 General Election is available here.

Election of 18th Feb, 1954
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 20695
Labour 9006

This was a by-election.

Election of 26th May, 1955
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 31931
Labour 15147

More information about the 1955 General Election is available here.

Election of 8th Oct, 1959
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 33575
Labour 15957

More information about the 1959 General Election is available here.

Election of 15th Oct, 1964
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 26114
Labour 13975
Liberal 11681

More information about the 1964 General Election is available here.

Election of 31st Mar, 1966
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 25740
Labour 16334
Liberal 9389

More information about the 1966 General Election is available here.

Election of 18th Jun, 1970
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 28714
Labour 14099
Liberal 8303

More information about the 1970 General Election is available here.

Election of 28th Feb, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 23473
Liberal 12655
Labour 10062

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

Election of 10th Oct, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 21294
Labour 10566
Liberal 10166

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

Election of 3rd May, 1979
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 25873
Labour 9247
Liberal 7677
Right 438

More information about the 1979 General Election is available here.

Election of 9th Jun, 1983
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 28466
Liberal 15135
Labour 6243
Right 180

More information about the 1983 General Election is available here.

Election of 11th Jun, 1987
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 30117
Left 17466
Labour 7018

More information about the 1987 General Election is available here.

Election of 9th Apr, 1992
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 29820
Liberal 17117
Labour 9423
Other 232

More information about the 1992 General Election is available here.

Election of 1st May, 1997
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 17115
Liberal 11405
Labour 10093
Other 2013
Right 446

More information about the 1997 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th Jun, 2001
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 14417
Labour 9699
Liberal 8468
Right 1064

More information about the 2001 General Election is available here.

Election of 5th May, 2005
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 14057
Liberal 10026
Labour 7824
Right 2017

More information about the 2005 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th May, 2010
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 18808
Liberal 13225
Labour 6171
Right 2999
Other 456

More information about the 2010 General Election is available here.

Election of 7th May, 2015
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 20155
Right 7745
Labour 7386
Liberal 3281
Other 3206

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, Bournemouth West BCon through time | Political Life Statistics | Groupings of Political Parties, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12745047/cube/POL_PARTY_GROUP

Date accessed: 24th January 2020