Labour Party (UK) deputy leadership election, 1956

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Labour Party (UK) deputy leadership election
United Kingdom
← 1953 2 February 1956 (1956-02-02) 1959 →
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Candidate Jim Griffiths Aneurin Bevan Herbert Morrison
First Round Votes 141 111 40
First Round Percentage 48.3% 38.0% 13.7%

Deputy Leader before election

Herbert Morrison

Elected Deputy Leader

Jim Griffiths

The 1959 Labour Party deputy leadership election took place on 2 February 1956, after incumbent deputy leader Herbert Morrison, was challenged by Jim Griffiths and Aneurin Bevan.

Candidates

Results

First round
Candidate Votes Percentage
Jim Griffiths 141 48.3%
Aneurin Bevan 111 38.0%
Herbert Morrison 40 13.7%
Jim Griffiths elected

Incumbent Herbert Morrison was defeated by a large margin, coming third with 13.7% of the vote.

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