Political Parties


Election of 10th Dec 1832 to 8th Jan, 1833
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal (1) 5694 Elected
Liberal (2) 5575 Elected
Conservative 3082

More information about the 1833 General Election is available here.

Election of 6th Jan 1835 to 6th Feb, 1835
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative (1) 5620 Elected
Conservative (2) 4729 Elected
Liberal (1) 4629
Liberal (2) 4394

More information about the 1835 General Election is available here.

Election of 24th Jul 1837 to 18th Aug, 1837
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative (1) 7822 Elected
Conservative (2) 7645 Elected
Liberal (1) 6576
Liberal (2) 6047

More information about the 1837 General Election is available here.

Election of 29th Jun 1841 to 22nd Jul, 1841
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative (1) 0 Elected
Conservative (2) 0 Elected

More information about the 1841 General Election is available here.

Election of 24th May, 1844
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 7571 Elected
Liberal 6973 Elected

This was a by-election.

Election of 21st Jul, 1846
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 0 Elected

This was a by-election.

Election of 29th Jul 1847 to 26th Aug, 1847
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal (1) 0 Elected
Liberal (2) 0 Elected

More information about the 1847 General Election is available here.

Election of 20th Dec, 1847
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 0 Elected

This was a by-election.

Election of 7th Jul 1852 to 31st Jul, 1852
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal (1) 0 Elected
Liberal (2) 0 Elected

More information about the 1852 General Election is available here.

Election of 27th Mar 1857 to 24th Apr, 1857
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal (1) 0 Elected
Liberal (2) 0 Elected

More information about the 1857 General Election is available here.

Election of 28th Apr 1859 to 18th May, 1859
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative (1) 7470 Elected
Conservative (2) 6983 Elected
Liberal (1) 6835
Liberal (2) 6763

More information about the 1859 General Election is available here.

Election of 19th Aug, 1861
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 9714 Elected
Liberal 8898 Elected

This was a by-election.

Election of 11th Jul 1865 to 24th Jul, 1865
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative (1) 9171 Elected
Conservative (2) 8806 Elected
Liberal (1) 8786 Elected
Conservative (3) 8476
Liberal (2) 7703
Liberal (3) 7653

More information about the 1865 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, Lancashire Southern PDivCon through time | Political Life Statistics | Political Parties, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12751758/cube/POL_PARTY

Date accessed: 19th August 2019