Labour Party (Ireland) leadership election, 2014

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Labour Party leadership election, 2014
Republic of Ireland
2007 ←
4 July 2014 (2014-07-04)

  Joan Burton July 2014 (cropped).jpg Alex White TD 2014 (cropped).jpg
Candidate Joan Burton Alex White
Party Labour Party Labour Party
Percentage 78% 22%

Leader before election

Eamon Gilmore

Elected Leader

Joan Burton

The 2014 Labour Party leadership election was held following the resignation of Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore as Leader of the Labour Party in the aftermath the party's poor showing at the local and European elections. A postal ballot was held to elect a successor. Nominations opened on 27 May and closed on 2 June.[1]


Two candidates contested the leadership election:

Deputy leader[edit]

Along with the position of leader, there was also be an election to fill the Deputy leadership that fell vacant on the resignation of the Leader.[4] Four candidates contested it.[5][6]


Joan Burton was elected as leader with 78% of the vote. Alan Kelly was elected as deputy leader.[7][8][9]