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1956 Labour Party deputy leadership election

1956 Labour Party deputy leadership election
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Candidate Jim Griffiths Aneurin Bevan
Popular vote 141 111
Percentage 56.0% 44.0%

Deputy Leader before election

Herbert Morrison

Elected Deputy Leader

Jim Griffiths

The 1956 Labour Party deputy leadership election took place on 2 February 1956, after the resignation of sitting deputy leader Herbert Morrison. Morrison resigned after his heavy defeat in the leadership election in December 1955, but the party decided not to hold a deputy leadership election until the new year.[1]

Candidates

Results

Only ballot: 2 February 1956
Candidate Votes %
Jim Griffiths 141 56.0
Aneurin Bevan 111 44.0
Jim Griffiths elected

Notes and references

  1. ^ "Mr Gaitskell elected Labour leader". The Times. 15 December 1955.