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1970 Labour Party deputy leadership election

1970 Labour Party deputy leadership election
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  Roy Jenkins 1977b.jpg Michael Foot (1981).jpg
Candidate Roy Jenkins Michael Foot Fred Peart
Popular vote 133 67 48
Percentage 53.6% 27.0% 19.4%

Deputy Leader before election

George Brown

Elected Deputy Leader

Roy Jenkins

The 1970 Labour Party deputy leadership election took place on 8 July 1970, after sitting deputy leader George Brown lost his seat at the 1970 general election.

Candidates

Results

Only ballot: 8 July 1970
Candidate Votes %
Roy Jenkins 133 53.6
Michael Foot 67 27.0
Fred Peart 48 19.4
Roy Jenkins elected

Sources