Political Parties


Election of 10th Dec 1832 to 8th Jan, 1833
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal (1) 627 Elected
Conservative 492 Elected
Liberal (2) 482
Liberal (3) 107

More information about the 1833 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 6th Jan 1835 to 6th Feb, 1835
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 633 Elected
Liberal (1) 590 Elected
Liberal (2) 343

More information about the 1835 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 24th Jul 1837 to 18th Aug, 1837
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal (1) 615 Elected
Conservative 607 Elected
Liberal (2) 538

More information about the 1837 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 29th Jun 1841 to 22nd Jul, 1841
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal (1) 669 Elected
Liberal (2) 614 Elected
Conservative (1) 536
Conservative (2) 441

More information about the 1841 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 29th Jul 1847 to 26th Aug, 1847
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 714 Elected
Liberal (1) 652 Elected
Liberal (2) 645

More information about the 1847 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 12th Sep, 1848
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative -1 Elected

This was a by-election.

Election of 9th Feb, 1849
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 621 Elected
Conservative 568 Elected

This was a by-election.

Election of 7th Jul 1852 to 31st Jul, 1852
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal (1) 745 Elected
Liberal (2) 727 Elected
Conservative 717
Liberal (3) 346

More information about the 1852 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 27th Mar 1857 to 24th Apr, 1857
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 930 Elected
Liberal (1) 895 Elected
Liberal (2) 832

More information about the 1857 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 28th Apr 1859 to 18th May, 1859
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative -1 Elected
Liberal -1 Elected

More information about the 1859 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 11th Feb, 1861
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal -1 Elected

This was a by-election.

Election of 11th Jul 1865 to 24th Jul, 1865
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative (1) 1022 Elected
Liberal (1) 979 Elected
Liberal (2) 864
Conservative (2) 727

More information about the 1865 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 17th Nov 1868 to 7th Dec, 1868
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative (1) 6062 Elected
Conservative (2) 5848 Elected
Liberal (1) 5451
Liberal (2) 5436

More information about the 1868 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 31st Jan 1874 to 17th Feb, 1874
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative (1) 5987 Elected
Liberal (1) 5782 Elected
Conservative (2) 5650
Liberal (2) 5440

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
Liberal (1) 6964 Elected
Liberal (2) 6673 Elected
Conservative (1) 6540
Conservative (2) 6415

More information about the 1880 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 24th Nov 1885 to 18th Dec, 1885
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative (1) 7933 Elected
Conservative (2) 7655 Elected
Liberal (1) 6725
Liberal (2) 6228
Independent Conservative 1191

More information about the 1885 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 1st Jul 1886 to 27th Jul, 1886
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative (1) 7780 Elected
Conservative (2) 7668 Elected
Liberal (1) 6452
Liberal (2) 6314

More information about the 1886 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 4th Jul 1892 to 26th Jul, 1892
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative (1) 8429 Elected
Conservative (2) 8140 Elected
Liberal (1) 7575
Liberal (2) 7536

More information about the 1892 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 13th Jul 1895 to 7th Aug, 1895
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative (1) 8594 Elected
Liberal 8453 Elected
Conservative (2) 7901
Independent Labour Party 2694

More information about the 1895 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 1st Oct 1900 to 24th Oct, 1900
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative -1 Elected
Liberal -1 Elected

More information about the 1900 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 12th Jan 1906 to 8th Feb, 1906
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 10953 Elected
Labour 10416 Elected
Conservative 6693

More information about the 1906 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 15th Jan 1910 to 10th Feb, 1910
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 12275 Elected
Labour 11864 Elected
Conservative (1) 7479
Conservative (2) 7326

More information about the 1910 Feb General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 3rd Dec 1910 to 19th Dec, 1910
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 10358 Elected
Labour 10108 Elected
Conservative 8697

More information about the 1910 Dec General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 23rd Nov, 1912
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 10011 Elected
Conservative 8835 Elected

This was a by-election.

Election of 22nd Sep, 1914
Party Votes Outcome
Labour -1 Elected

This was a by-election.

Election of 29th Feb, 1916
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal -1 Elected

This was a by-election.

Election of 14th Dec, 1918
Party Votes Outcome
Coalition Liberal -1 Elected
Labour -1 Elected

More information about the 1918 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 15th Nov, 1922
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 37491 Elected
National Liberal 31015 Elected
Labour (1) 20559
Labour (2) 20156
Liberal 18534

More information about the 1922 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 6th Dec, 1923
Party Votes Outcome
Labour (1) 25133 Elected
Conservative (1) 22833 Elected
Conservative (2) 22640
Liberal (1) 22173
Labour (2) 21045
Liberal (2) 21040

More information about the 1923 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 29th Oct, 1924
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative (1) 34690 Elected
Conservative (2) 33405 Elected
Labour (1) 30632
Labour (2) 28918
Liberal (1) 10036
Liberal (2) 8558

More information about the 1924 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 30th May, 1929
Party Votes Outcome
Labour (1) 43520 Elected
Labour (2) 37888 Elected
Conservative (1) 36667
Conservative (2) 35850
Liberal 27074

More information about the 1929 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 27th Oct, 1931
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative (1) 66385 Elected
Conservative (2) 63402 Elected
Labour (1) 33737
Labour (2) 32049

More information about the 1931 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 14th Nov, 1935
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative (1) 54129 Elected
Conservative (2) 52465 Elected
Labour (1) 39890
Labour (2) 39871

More information about the 1935 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 13th Sep, 1940
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative -1 Elected

This was a by-election.

Election of 5th Jul, 1945
Party Votes Outcome
Labour (1) 44595 Elected
Labour (2) 43266 Elected
Conservative (1) 31217
Conservative (2) 30911
Liberal (1) 18180
Liberal (2) 17710

More information about the 1945 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.

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Date accessed: 20th July 2024