Political Parties


Election of 23rd Feb, 1950
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 24874 Elected
Labour 24846
Liberal 7518

More information about the 1950 General Election is available here.

Election of 25th Oct, 1951
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 30140 Elected
Labour 28558

More information about the 1951 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, Stroud and Thornbury CCon through time | Political Life Statistics | Political Parties, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12753070/cube/POL_PARTY

Date accessed: 19th July 2019