Labour Party (UK) deputy leadership election, 1971

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Labour Party (UK) deputy leadership election
United Kingdom
← 1970 17 November 1971 (1971-11-17) 1972 →
  64px Michael Foot (1981).jpg Tony Benn2.jpg
Candidate Roy Jenkins Michael Foot Tony Benn
First Round Votes 140 96 46
First Round Percentage 48.3% 38.0% 16.3%
Second Round Votes 140 126 -
Second Percentage 52.6% 47.4% -

Deputy Leader before election

Roy Jenkins

Elected Deputy Leader

Roy Jenkins

The 1971 Labour Party deputy leadership election took place on 17 November 1971 after left wingers Michael Foot and Tony Benn challenged incumbent deputy leader Roy Jenkins.

Candidates

Results

First round
Candidate Votes Percentage
Roy Jenkins 140 48.3%
Michael Foot 96 38.0%
Tony Benn 46 16.3%
Tony Benn eliminated
Second round
Candidate Votes Percentage
Roy Jenkins 140 52.6%
Michael Foot 126 47.4%
Roy Jenkins re-elected


References