Labour Party (UK) deputy leadership election, 1988
A Labour party deputy leadership election took place on 2 October 1988 when John Prescott and Eric Heffer challenged Labour's incumbent Deputy Leader Roy Hattersley. Hattersley had served in the position since 1983.
The election was conducted using the Labour party's electoral college. The challenge of Hattersley's position was unsuccessful, and he retained the deputy leadership of the party by a wide margin.
- Roy Hattersley, incumbent Deputy Leader, Shadow Home Secretary, Member of Parliament for Birmingham Sparkbrook
- Eric Heffer, Former Shadow Secretary of State for Housing and Construction, Member of Parliament for Liverpool Walton
- John Prescott, Shadow Secretary of State for Energy, Member of Parliament for Hull East
|Roy Hattersley re-elected|
- Butler, David & Butler, Gareth (2006). British political facts since 1979 (p. 55). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 978-1-4039-0372-3
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