Groupings of Political Parties


Election of 26th May, 1955
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 26297
Labour 15760
Liberal 4139

More information about the 1955 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 8th Oct, 1959
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 25111
Labour 14658
Liberal 6061

More information about the 1959 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 15th Oct, 1964
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 19577
Labour 13967
Liberal 8201

More information about the 1964 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 31st Mar, 1966
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 18578
Labour 15882
Liberal 6466

More information about the 1966 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 18th Jun, 1970
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 19260
Labour 14687
Liberal 4666

More information about the 1970 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 28th Feb, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 17887
Labour 14816
Liberal 9707

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

This was a General Election

Election of 10th Oct, 1974
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 16035
Labour 14556
Liberal 6563
Right 1049

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

This was a General Election

Election of 3rd May, 1979
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 19928
Labour 16159
Liberal 4239

More information about the 1979 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 22nd Oct, 1981
Party Votes Outcome
Liberal 13800
Conservative 10546
Labour 8967
Other 689
Right 540

This was a by-election.

Election of 9th Jun, 1983
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 16674
Liberal 12582
Labour 9561
Right 336
Other 286

More information about the 1983 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 11th Jun, 1987
Party Votes Outcome
Conservative 18665
Labour 14677
Liberal 6363

More information about the 1987 General Election is available here.

This was a General Election

Election of 9th Apr, 1992
Party Votes Outcome
Labour 19153
Conservative 17626
Liberal 3728

More information about the 1992 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 North West BCon through time | Political Life Statistics | Groupings of Political Parties, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: https://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12756021/cube/POL_PARTY_GROUP

Date accessed: 20th July 2024