Political Parties


Election of 17th Nov 1868 to 7th Dec, 1868
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal (1) 4162 Elected
Liberal (2) 3941 Elected
Conservative (1) 3537
Conservative (2) 3459

More information about the 1868 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 26th Aug, 1871
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 3912 Elected
Liberal 2749 Elected

This was a by-election.

Election of 31st Jan 1874 to 17th Feb, 1874
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative (1) 5673 Elected
Conservative (2) 5579 Elected
Liberal (1) 4292
Liberal (2) 4015

More information about the 1874 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 31st Mar 1880 to 27th Apr, 1880
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative (1) 8104 Elected
Conservative (2) 8006 Elected
Liberal (1) 5978
Liberal (2) 5928

More information about the 1880 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election


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, East Surrey East Surrey PDivCon through time | Political Life Statistics | Political Parties, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: https://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12743099/cube/POL_PARTY

Date accessed: 24th July 2024