Groupings of Political Parties


Election of 23rd Feb, 1950
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 24826
Conservative 21117
Liberal 8647

More information about the 1950 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 25th Oct, 1951
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 27106
Labour 26751

More information about the 1951 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 26th May, 1955
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 26145
Labour 22634

More information about the 1955 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 8th Oct, 1959
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 25885
Labour 23153

More information about the 1959 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 16th Nov, 1960
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 15499
Labour 14858
Liberal 10173
Right 493

This was a by-election.

Election of 15th Oct, 1964
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 21937
Conservative 18785
Liberal 6873

More information about the 1964 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 31st Mar, 1966
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 26613
Conservative 18331

More information about the 1966 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 18th Jun, 1970
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 22769
Labour 22298

More information about the 1970 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 28th Feb, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 19833
Conservative 18220
Liberal 8728
Right 1259

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

This was a General Election

Election of 10th Oct, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 21569
Conservative 17504
Liberal 5792
Right 1106
Other 149

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

This was a General Election

Election of 3rd May, 1979
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 21920
Conservative 20068
Liberal 3603
Right 457

More information about the 1979 General Election is available here.

This was a General 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, Bolton East BCon through time | Political Life Statistics | Groupings of Political Parties, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: https://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12744985/cube/POL_PARTY_GROUP

Date accessed: 20th July 2024