Groupings of Political Parties


Election of 23rd Feb, 1950
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 23233
Right 22872
Liberal 2706

More information about the 1950 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 25th Oct, 1951
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 24771
Conservative 24188

More information about the 1951 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 26th May, 1955
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 24994
Conservative 23656

More information about the 1955 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 8th Oct, 1959
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 25641
Conservative 24965

More information about the 1959 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 15th Oct, 1964
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 24710
Conservative 20997
Liberal 5331

More information about the 1964 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 31st Mar, 1966
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 27319
Conservative 22575

More information about the 1966 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 18th Jun, 1970
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 26577
Labour 24900
Liberal 4428
Other 334

More information about the 1970 General Election is available here.

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Election of 28th Feb, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 25440
Conservative 25035
Liberal 12652

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

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Election of 10th Oct, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 27290
Conservative 24577
Liberal 9831
Other 185

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

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Election of 3rd May, 1979
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 31125
Labour 28546
Liberal 6388
Right 379

More information about the 1979 General Election is available here.

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Election of 9th Jun, 1983
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 27861
Labour 17586
Left 11691
Other 565

More information about the 1983 General Election is available here.

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Election of 11th Jun, 1987
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 29015
Labour 20958
Liberal 9706
Other 714

More information about the 1987 General Election is available here.

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Election of 9th Apr, 1992
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 30715
Labour 26469
Liberal 7452
Other 402

More information about the 1992 General Election is available here.

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Election of 1st May, 1997
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 30607
Conservative 20737
Liberal 4900
Other 1462

More information about the 1997 General Election is available here.

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Election of 7th Jun, 2001
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 25088
Conservative 16644
Liberal 5372
Right 848

More information about the 2001 General Election is available here.

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Election of 5th May, 2005
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 25131
Conservative 17506
Liberal 6932

More information about the 2005 General Election is available here.

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Election of 6th May, 2010
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 21515
Conservative 18922
Liberal 6957
Right 2021
Other 359

More information about the 2010 General Election is available here.

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Election of 7th May, 2015
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 23322
Conservative 18792
Right 6995
Liberal 1354
Other 1249

More information about the 2015 General Election is available here.

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Election of 8th Jun, 2017
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 30745
Conservative 23233
Liberal 1126
Other 530

More information about the 2017 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 12th Dec, 2019
Party Votes Outcome
Other 39870

More information about the 2019 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, Chorley CCon through time | Political Life Statistics | Groupings of Political Parties, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: https://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12748334/cube/POL_PARTY_GROUP

Date accessed: 20th July 2024