Groupings of Political Parties

Election of 23rd Feb, 1950
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 21411
Labour 20424
Liberal 3101
Left 336

More information about the 1950 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 25th Oct, 1951
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 23484
Labour 21534

More information about the 1951 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, Croydon West BCon through time | Political Life Statistics | Groupings of Political Parties, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 20th July 2024